A New Jersey woman convicted of arranging, participating in and filming the sexual assault of a toddler has been sentenced to 35 years behind bars, prosecutors said.
On June 16, 2017, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Long Branch Police Department launched a joint investigation after a passerby reported to police that he had witnessed through an apartment window a pair committing sex acts on a young child.
Law enforcement took Olga Diaz, 35, into custody that same day, and her co-defendant, Jaime Mauricio Leon, 37, was apprehended the following week.
Last April, the prosecutor’s office said, Diaz admitted she and Leon planned the child’s sexual assault via text messages, and she pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child by causing or permitting a child to be portrayed in a sexually suggestive manner and filming the event. The victim, prosecutors noted, was known to Diaz but they did not disclose how.
On June 15, 2017 — one day before she was reported to police — Diaz said she took nude photos of the child. The following day, she recorded herself sexually assaulting the toddler and sent the video to Leon, who then traveled to Diaz’s apartment and together the pair sexually assaulted the victim, app reported, citing prosecutors.
Authorities said investigators recovered the photographs and video and learned Diaz gave the child a sleeping medication prior to the sexual assault.
Under New Jersey law, Diaz will not be eligible for parole until she has served at least 33-and-a-half years of her 35-year sentence.
Leon was sentenced in August 2019 to serve 25 years behind bars on charges of first-degree aggravated sexual assault and third-degree possession of child pornography.
“The depths of depravity necessary for two people to plan and commit a crime of this nature together against a helpless child are both beyond the capacity of the English language to suitably articulate and beyond the capacity of human comprehension to adequately understand,” Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey said. “There is no place in any civilized society for anyone capable of such acts.”
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