16 and Pregnant star Lori Wickelhaus has been arrested for contempt of court in her child 16 & Pregnant’s Lori sobs in mugshot after arrest in child pornography case, as she is seen sobbing in her new mugshot.
The Sun can exclusively reveal Lori, 29, was arrested on Tuesday, June 30 at 10:08am for contempt of court.
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She is currently being held on no bond and has no arraignment scheduled, according to the Kentucky jail.
Lori appeared to be sobbing in her mugshot, as she stared solemnly into the camera with black eyeliner smudged under her eyes.
The arrest came one hour after she was scheduled to appear in court for her child pornography sentencing.
Though the court and jail were unable to confirm why Lori was held in contempt, a clerk explained she could have missed the court hearing or was disrespectful to a judge.
As The Sun extensively reported, Lori was arrested and charged in August 2020 with 20 counts of possession of viewing matter portraying sexual performance of a minor.
The Sun previously reported she entered a plea of guilty at her May 10 court hearing with a sentencing date for June 29.
A 20-count indictment warrant was issued for Lori’s arrest on August 13, 2020 for possession of viewing matter portraying sexual performance of a minor from the dates September 23, 2019, December 18, 2019 and December 19, 2019.
In the police report obtained by The Sun, the pornography was allegedly found on an iPhone and white chrome laptop PC.
The police received a Cybertip from the Kentucky State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force when an “unknown subject uploaded images that depict child pornography to a dropbox account,” according to the report.
Lori was released on $10,000 cash bond.
In September, she pleaded not guilty to the 20 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.
A jury trial was scheduled for May 10, 2021, the day she changed her plea to guilty.
Lori deactivated her social media after her arrest, but returned to Facebook in February 2021 to debut her glam makeover.
The troubled reality star looks unrecognizable, as her hair is dyed brown in some photos, while she shows off more blonde and red locks in other snaps.
Lori has heavy eye makeup in all of the shots.
Lori is also in a new relationship despite her legal trouble.
She appeared on the Season 2, Episode 5 of 16 and Pregnant.
On her episode, she placed her son Aidan with then-boyfriend Cory Haskett for adoption after her parents encouraged her to.
Lori spent time at Q&A Associates in West Virginia, a transitional program for young adults.
In 2012, Lori gave a rare interview regarding her struggle with depression following the adoption.
She said: “Before I got here I was on a downward spiral. I had no dreams, I didn’t have any goals, I didn’t care what happened day to day.
“I’d wake up and go right back to bed. There was nothing to get up and work for. Now I have everything to work for.
“After my pregnancy, I hit a rough spot. I couldn’t really get over that I had done an open adoption with my son. I wasn’t working. I quit going to school. I knew I needed a change.
“I see a good career. A family, a nice house and a couple of animals. I really have a big dream for myself so I plan on reaching it.”
She is mom to daughter Rylynn Jo, who she welcomed in 2013, and son Logan, who she welcomed in 2014, with ex-fiance Joseph Amos.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) at 800-656-HOPE (4673).
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