ALBANY — A Middleburgh woman helped sexually exploit a 1-year-old child, federal prosecutors said.
Ariel Machia, 27, and Joshua Carey, 37, of Stamford, in Delaware County, each face federal charges that accuse them of using the child to produce child pornography, prosecutors said.
Carey and Machia appeared in court Friday and were sent to county jail.
If convicted, Carey would face between 25 and 50 years in federal prison. Machia would face between 15 and 30 years.
The case is being investigated by the FBI and its Child Exploitation Task Force, with the assistance of the Schoharie County Sheriff’s Office, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph A. Giovannetti.