LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A deeply disturbing case was closed on Tuesday when a Mount Morris woman was sentenced to prison for sexually abusing an infant, an act that she photographed with her phone.
Tania Wing, 34, was sentenced to 4 years in prison and 10 years of post-release supervision after pleading guilty to Sex Abuse in the First Degree, a D felony, the top count of an indictment that also charged Promotion of a Sexual Performance by a Child, Possession of a Sexual Performance by a Child, Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance, and two counts of Unlawful Surveillance, at the recommendation of Assistant District Attorney Joshua Tonra.
“I just want to say sorry to my family,” said Wing, through tears.
Family members also cried in the courtroom as they watched Wing’s sentencing.
Wing was immediately terminated from her position as Kitchen Manager at Care-a-Lot when the allegations first came to light.
Judge Robert Wiggins reduced Wing’s restitution to a civil judgment at the request of Wing’s attorney, Steve Sessler.
8-year orders of protection were signed in favor of the 3-year-old victim and two teenage girls who Wing unlawfully recorded with her phone.
In October 2014, the Mount Morris Police Department and Livingston County Child Protective Services investigated allegations of unlawful surveillance of two 15-year-old females. At that time, Mount Morris Police were unable to prove the allegations and enlisted the help of the New York State Police Computer Crime Unit. Two cell phones belonging to the suspect were seized for examination, and Wing was arrested at that time for Sexual Misconduct.