University Park's Erika Perdue Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges, Gets 14 Years

Perdue homeWe told you last June about Erika Susan Perdue, the (then) 41-year old University Park housewife who was charged with sharing child porn (unknowingly) with federal agents. At the time, we were all shocked that this could be going on in this house on Villanova, across from a nice University Park park, where children play.

The US Attorney’s office says: “Perdue knowingly mailed, transported and shipped interstate commerce by any means, including by computer, visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.”

On Tuesday, Perdue, plead guilty to the charges, admitting she spent her days in U.P. trading child pornography while her attorney husband was off working. For 13 years, in fact. Her admission was a part of a plea deal for a sentence of 14 years in a federal prison. All of this is yet to be approved by a judge.

It’s really amazing. In court docs, Perdue confessed to “file-sharing child pornography every day” from the computer in this 4,073 square foot home DCAD lists in excellent condition. The home is valued at $1.266 million, down a couple hundred from what it was last year. Authorities said that Perdue had been trading child porn since 1999, and had such a large collection of material that she’d lost track of it over the years.

Perdue had a user name of “Classybitch”, and how the Feds nabbed her — what she was pushing — makes me so sick I cannot write the words — go check out Eric Nicholson’s story. Obviously, Perdue is a very troubled woman. For the past year she’s been in and out of prison and court. She was briefly released to attend sex offender-specific treatment at a rehab facility in Argyle called the Sante Center for Healing, Anna Merlan reported last summer, but was taken back to prison after attempting suicide. 

What in the world happened to this woman that she got to this sick point? Was her husband oblivious? The Dallas Morning News says Perdue portrayed herself as “a sultry housewife” on Facebook, “regularly posting provocative photos.” She drove a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro with vanity license plates that said “MY SYN,” whatever that means.

There was talk this April that she was driving around in her neon green car with those plates, and UP residents were concerned. However, Perdue was then at the federal detention center Mansfield Law Enforcement Center, about 20 miles southeast of Fort Worth and far from U.P.

Experts say the case is remarkable because it’s rare for women to trade in child pornography, and of course rare for a woman from her socio-economic background.

Perdue could be fined $250,000, and (hopefully) will be on lifelong probation once she’s released from prison. She also has apparently agreed to pay restitution of $5,000 to one of the victims. What I hope is that she receives psychiatric care, and a whole lot of it. This photo was from Perdue’s Facebook page. What I hope the most is that the children she victimized get even more psychiatric care and a stab at a normal life. Thank God for those federal agents who nabbed her.Erika Perdue sultry

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