HOUSTON, Texas (KPRC) – A woman and her boyfriend are accused of sexually assaulting children and photographing them for exploitation, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities say 29-year-old Ashley Dack is being charged with sexual performance by a child and super aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Her boyfriend, Patrick Schuneman, was also charged.
Officials also claim the couple would send sexually explicit text messages to one another, describing the crimes.
KPRC says Dack was a babysitter, which gave her access to several of the victims.
Authorities say Dack was caught after bragging about the alleged crimes to a friend. When she asked him to charge her phone, he backed up text messages from her and called police.
Officials released one text message that was found on the couples’ phones.
Warning: The following exchange is extremely disturbing.
Dack: Oh honey? I never know. There is a little girl at lunch with blonde pig tails, kept dancing around on the floor. Wanted you 2 be hiding in my car and I could bring her 2 you. Maybe 4 [years of age].
Schuneman: Would love that. Would you join us or leave us alone?
Dack: Join you. We could use the seat belt to hold her down and wrap around her neck so she couldn’t wiggle because it would get tighter and tighter.
Schuneman: She’d be so scared.
Dack: But no one could hear her if we were in my car.
Schuneman: I would hold her neck and head as you pulled her pants off.
According to court documents, Dack also sent Schuneman graphic images of children engaging in sexual activity.
KPRC says one of the images allegedly showed Dack inappropriately touching an 11-month-old.
Authorities say her text message to him that day read, “Gonna get our pics 2night?” and posted a sexually graphic image of the baby.
Schuneman allegedly responded by saying “Best ever seen. Thank you,” and “Thank you so much for my gift.”
Officials learned the pictures were allegedly taken when Dack was babysitting the child.