WILLIS, Texas (FOX 26)
When the prison sentence for Vanessa Patricia Ganung, 31, expires in 2056, she will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life. Ganung was sentenced to forty years in prison after she pleaded guilty to sexual performance by child, in this case, her two young daughters taking part in child pornography.
The Montgomery County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force conducted an investigation into Garung and arrested her in 2013. The investigation revealed that she produced child pornography with her biological daughters, who were five and seven years old at the time. In one of the videos, Ganung forced her daughter to expose her genitals and perform sexual acts, according to a statement released by the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.
Montgomery County Precinct 2 Constable's Office Investigator Jason Grindstaff determined that Ganung not only compiled photos and recorded video of her daughters, but she had actually sent the images to a man.
The investigation was a joint effort by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Conroe Police Department and Children's Safe Harbor.
Had Ganung not accepted the plea agreement, she would have been sentenced to life in prison.
“Ganung was the vehicle by which these girls arrived on this earth, but she is no mother," said Mary Nan Huffman, Chief ICAC Prosecutor. "There is nothing we value more in Montgomery County than our children, and I am happy to say that both girls, now removed from that horrible situation, are doing great.”