Investigators: Algiers woman emailed, texted illicit video to embarrass teen _lowres

Jasmine Simonson

An 18-year-old Algiers woman was arrested in Plaquemines Parish on suspicion of distributing a sexual video involving two juveniles in an effort to embarrass one of them, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Jasmine P. Simonson was booked on three counts of distribution of child pornography, said Commander Eric Becnel, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

The investigation began Nov. 10 after detectives received a complaint about the video being distributed via text messages and email.

The video was made during the summer and involved one teen who was 14 and another who was 15, Becnel said.

Simonson requested a copy of the video from the male juvenile whom she knows, Becnel said.

After she got the video, she sent it to several people, including minors, investigators allege.

Simonson allegedly confessed to detectives that she distributed the video to three teenagers.

She also admitted to knowing that the two individuals in the video were juveniles. Simonson reportedly said she distributed the video to embarrass and humiliate the female juvenile, Becnel said.

Simonson was booked Tuesday and remained jailed Wednesday. Her bail was set at $30,000.

The male juvenile who sent the video to Simonson was booked with “sexting,” Becnel said, and was released to the custody of his parents pending a hearing in juvenile court.