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Woman performed sex acts on a 7-year-old boy, police say

Gwendolynn Lindgren, 34.

Gwendolynn Lindgren, 34.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque woman photographed herself engaging in sex acts with a 7-year-old boy and told police she couldn’t promise to not do it again, according to a criminal complaint filed in Metropolitan Court.

Gwendolynn Lindgren, 34, was charged with criminal sexual penetration, among other things, after her husband told police he found photographs of her and the boy in emails on her cell phone.

Police were called Monday, and the husband explained the couple was separated and were in the process of getting a divorce. “(The husband) and Gwen had trust issues within their marriage,” the complaint states, which is why she allowed her husband to look through her phone anytime he wanted.

On Monday, he found three or four pictures of Lindgren performing various sex acts on a child. The photos were from September, he said.

The husband told police that about a year ago he and Lindgren were very drunk and she told him she had engaged in sex acts with a child before. He said he didn’t believe her because they were drunk.

When detectives interviewed Lindgren, she told them a man she met online asked her for the photos. She said she took the photos and sent them to him, but he didn’t get them, so she took more photos and sent them. She told police the man, who she described as her “caretaker,” forced her to take the photographs. She has never met him in real life, the complaint states.

She said she told the boy she needed “special time” with him, then asked him if she could take the photographs for the man she met online. He agreed, and she told him something bad would happen to him if he ever told anyone.

She said she might do it again if her “caretaker” asked her to.

Lindgren was charged with criminal sexual penetration of a minor under 13, criminal sexual contact of a minor under 13, sexual exploitation of children, tampering with evidence and bribery or intimidation of a witness.