Child pornography production case heading to grand jury


Bay Minette resident Jennifer Lynne Weekley’s production of child pornography case will be heading to a Baldwin County grand jury, after Weekley waived her right to a preliminary hearing July 13.

Baldwin County Assistant District Attorney Matt Simpson said the DA’s office would soon present the case to the grand jury for a possible indictment.

“At this point, we will continue preparing this case and do everything we can to get this to a Baldwin County grand jury as soon as possible,” Simpson said.

Weekley is charged with three counts: sexual abuse of a child under 12, permitting or allowing a child to engage in production of obscene matter and production of obscene matter.

During a bond hearing on June 21, Simpson laid out the charges against Weekley and some of the information that led to her arrest.

“What we have in this case is Ms. Weekley has communicated with an individual in Florida via text message conversations,” Simpson said. “We have those text message conversations. In those conversations, she discusses with this person in Florida as to the acts that she would perform with her children who were a girl at the age of 6 or 7 at the time and a boy the age of 3 or 4 at the time.”

Simpson said multiple acts were included in the productions Weekley allegedly created.

“These are acts that she would perform on the children, the children would perform on her and the children would perform amongst themselves that she would encourage,” Simpson said. “She would photograph these at the request of this individual in Florida and send these images to this individual in Florida.”

Simpson said authorities have confiscated the individual from Florida’s cell phone and discussed with him what was sent on the phones.

“We have sent all of the phones we have collected, including Ms. Weekley’s phone, to the FBI in Quantico where they are examining those phones,” Simpson said.

Simpson said they have also interviewed Weekley’s daughter, who disclosed some of the actions performed.

“They had a game that they would call ‘Huckle Buckle,’ where she would disclose photographs and engage in activities like penetration that Ms. Weekley would perform on the child that were consistent with the images described on the text conservation and sent to the individual in Florida,” Simpson said.

The felonies Weekley is currently facing include two that could carry sentences of 20 years to life in prison.