Louisa Clements, founder of the voodoo group Voodoo Church of the Lost, is expected to plead guilty in a Louisiana court next week to child pornography charges stemming from her church’s efforts to sell missing children.
A jury has found Clements guilty of trafficking and possessing child pornography.
Clements pleaded guilty to three counts of felony possession of child pornography, and one count of possessing child exploitation material.
She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Coolsle says she did not knowingly receive child pornography or sell child pornography but rather she received money to fund her church, which she used to pay for the missing children to travel to a location in Louisiana, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Tuesday.
Celsons attorneys have said she was merely providing assistance in the process.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Clements’ attorney said he had no comment on the guilty plea.
The AP previously reported that the church, whose name is associated with the Louisiana chapter of the Knights Templar, has been accused of child abuse.
It was unclear if any of the children were ever found.
The case has caused a rift within the Voodoo Order of the Redeemer, the religious order that the group founded.
Many Voodoo members are opposed to the group, which believes the church is a fraud.