DEL CITY, Okla. -- A Del City woman is in jail after being accused of sexually abusing children and animals.
Angelique Mendell’s arrest came about as part of the FBI’s Innocent Images National Initiative. The unit investigates both real world and virtual child exploitation cases.
An officer in Washington D.C. had taken over a group of web identities belonging to a known child pornography distributor. He was led right to Mendell.
According to court documents, an agent working undercover chatted online with Mendell and said she informed him she sexually abuses a 3-year-old and a 10-year-old.
She even sent the undercover officer videos to prove her story.
Court documents allege that Mendell had profiles on websites for people interested in bestiality. The description of one the websites she frequented said it was “designed to match individuals who share an interest in cross species sexual activity with non-human animals.”
Neighbors we spoke with were shocked and horrified by the allegations.
“I had no idea she was doing that kind of stuff. I really didn’t,” said Tara Williams-Morgan, who lives across the street.
“You can’t pick your neighbors. You just never dream that’s what’s going on behind closed doors like that, not at all,” said Mendell’s next door neighbor, Joni Wageck.
Mendell is charged with beastiality, child pornography, indecent or lewd acts with a child under 16 and unauthorized use of a computer.
“There are no words. That just goes beyond any realm of belief that anybody could do that to a child,” said Wageck.
Mendell is being held in the Oklahoma County jail on a $250,000 cash bond, meaning she can’t post bail.