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Tanai Fortman, Ohio woman, blames diet pills in child porn case, report says

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(CBS) Ohio woman Tanai Fortman is blaming the diet pills she takes for causing her to be charged with child pornography, .CBS affiliate WHIO reports.

Fortman, 32, was indicted on 12 felony charges stemming from sexually explicit pictures of a 4-year-old girl found on her cell phone.

According to WHIO, Springboro police were contacted by Fortman's boyfriend who told officers he had been searching her phone to determine if she was cheating on him. He allegedly discovered child porn videos during his search. Police arrested Fortman at her home in Springboro, about 15 miles from Dayton, according to the Dayton Daily News.

She reportedly told officers she didn't remember making the videos, and blamed her memory lapse on a large dose of diet pills she took that made her unconscious. According to  WCPO-TV, the story Fortman told police is that she was working for an "online sexting company" and she got a message requesting she send videos of her and the child. "She stated that she was sick to her stomach when she saw the videos and would never hurt (the victim)," an officer wrote in Fortman's arrest report.

Fortman was indicted on four counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, four counts of rape and four counts of gross sexual imposition, according to a a list of grand jury indictments issued Monday by the Warren County Prosecutor's Office.

She was being held in jail on a $75,000 bond, pending her arraignment in Warren County Common Pleas Court.













According to WCPO-TV, Fortman told police she had been working for an "online sexting company" when she got a message requesting she send videos of herself and the minor.

The station said an officer wrote in Fortman's arrest report, "She stated that she was sick to her stomach when she saw the videos and would never hurt (the victim)."

Authorities are holding Fortman in jail on a $75,000 bond, which is pending her arraignment in Warren County Common Pleas Court, said the Dayton Daily News.

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