Woman Pleads Guilty to Sex Assault of Infant Daughter

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TEXAS CITY, Texas — A woman accused of sexually assaulting her infant daughter and videotaping her husband performing sex acts on two children has pleaded guilty to three counts of child sex assault.

Julie Lynn Hinds, 35, pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated sexual assault of a child, sexual performance by a child and promotion of child pornography. She faces punishment ranging from probation to life in prison.

An investigation began in December 2005 when a Texas City woman found the videotape in the kitchen cupboard of her apartment, where the Hinds formerly lived.

The tape showed Hinds' husband, Darryl Hinds, performing sex acts with an infant and instructing a 4-year-old to do the same. The tape also showed Julie Hinds sexually assaulting the infant.

Darryl Hinds was sentenced to a 24-year prison term in November after being convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child, promotion of child pornography and sexual performance by a child.

The victimized children have been adopted and are in new homes, authorities said.