Mother of missing Lewis County woman arrested for child porn

The mother of missing Lewis County woman Kayla Croft-Payne was arrested for alleged possession of child pornography Wednesday afternoon after a two-month investigation by Lewis County detectives.

Michelle A. Croft, 47, of Toledo, was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail for two counts of possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexual acts after an investigation revealed she had videos of a naked 7-year-old girl masturbating at the direction of an unknown man, said Chief Deputy Stacy Brown, spokeswoman for the Lewis County SheriffÕs Office.

Croft was arrested on the 500 block of Augustus Street in Toledo Thursday, Brown said. The victim is a local child. Croft had allegedly showed the video to two separate people.