Incest mom who filmed herself sexually abusing her own daughter, 5, in bath has 20 years added to jail term

A MOM who was jailed for a maximum of 155 years for a sickening sex attack on a five-year-old girl has been handed an additional 20 years behind bars.

Elizabeth Haway, 43, of Princeton, West Virginia, was sentenced in May for the "vile and horrific" sexual assault on the child in a bathtub.


On Monday, Halway was given an additional 20-year sentence for sending photos of herself abusing the girl to Facebook friend Randall Peggs in February 2019.

It means that her minimum term now increases from 45 to 65 years, and she must live until the age of 108 before she can be considered for parole.

Prosecutor Mike Stuart told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph: ‘Twenty years in prison for an abhorrent crime that inflicted lifelong trauma on a young child. We will do everything within our power to keep offenders like Haway away from West Virginia’s children."

"After Haway completes the state prison sentence she is currently serving, she then will spend the next two decades in federal prison," he said.

Haway previously confessed to conspiring with alleged pedophile Randall Peggs to distribute child pornography, according to US attorney Mike Stuart.

Haway and Peggs began talking through Facebook messenger in November 2018, court records show.

Peggs pleaded guilty to a federal child pornography charge in August and is set to be sentenced in January next year. He faces a minimum of 30 years in prison.

Court documents show that Haway and Pegg's messages included discussions about the mom's urge to sexually abuse the young girl.

Haway was encouraged by Peggs to send the child porn videos through Facebook, the court previously heard.

A cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children prompted an investigation to begin in April 2019.

During Haway's sentencing earlier this year, Mercer County Circuit Court Judge William Sadler said that "lifelong damage has been inflicted on this child," the Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported.

"This child has lost innocence that can never be restored or replaced," Sader said.

"I've been involved in the criminal justice system for over 30 years. From that standpoint, this is one of the most vile and horrific cases I have ever experienced in the criminal justice system."

In December 2019, Haway pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual assault, first-degree sexual abuse, and sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person of trust, and incest.

According to the criminal complaint, obtained by the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Sommers said: “As I searched her Facebook records further, I found two video files that were approximately 3 minutes and 21 seconds (each) in length that had been sent to another Facebook user."


Sommers also recounted seeing a video recording of an adult female with the prepubescent female engaging in sexual acts, the news outlet reported.

“I estimated the age of the child to be between 5 and 6 years of age,” Sommers said in the report.

“I also observed that the bathtub had distinct cracking of the molding at the wall and bathtub and that the adult female had a tattoo on her finger of a smiley face (two dots and a line).”

Sommers later searched Haway's residence and found the bathroom in her home very similar to the one in the abuse videos.

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