A 40-year-old Kennewick woman was charged Wednesday with taking pictures and video of a young teen girl, who allegedly was told to pose seductively while wearing lingerie.
Suzette Angela Razzolini can be seen on the video posing with the girl and an older teen, while also drinking alcohol with the underage participants of the approximately three-hour photo shoot, prosecutors allege.
Her husband, Daniel Paul Devorkin, already has his own criminal case in Benton County Superior Court for two separate incidents involving the same girl.
Now, Razzolini has been ordered to appear in court July 5 on one count of sexual exploitation of a minor.
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The charge is for getting a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct, knowing that it would be photographed or part of a live performance, court documents show. It does not include the older teen because she no longer is considered a minor under Washington law for sex crimes.
Devorkin, 49, has pleaded innocent to attempted second-degree child molestation and sexual exploitation of a minor, which includes the aggravating circumstance that he used his position of trust to commit the crime.
He has been in the Benton County jail since May 2 on $50,000 bail, with trial set for July 2. He has a pretrial hearing scheduled today.
According to court documents, evidence of the so-called photo shoot was discovered as police were investigating the allegations of inappropriate touching by Devorkin.
Devorkin, who claims to be a nudist, is accused of exposing himself to the girl while at a Kennewick home, documents said. He allegedly asked the girl if he could touch her and wanted her to cuddle with him when he was naked.
The girl refused and apparently recorded the conversations so she could show what Devorkin was doing, prosecutors said in documents. The incidents reportedly occurred between April 26 and May 2.
Investigators were looking at Devorkin's computer when they allegedly discovered video of the photo shoot involving the teens from last September.
The photo session reportedly took place in the couple's Pasco home. Razzolini instructed the young teen girl on what to wear and how to model as her husband took pictures, Deputy Prosecutor Anita Petra wrote in court documents.
The entire event also was filmed by Devorkin, who can be seen on the video with his wife providing booze to thegirl and drinking it with her, documents said.
"As the night progresses, (the girl) gets intoxicated and begins to change her various lingerie outfits in front of (Razzolini and Devorkin)," Petra wrote. "Her naked body is captured on the video."
The prosecutor alleges that Razzolini not only knew the photo shoot also was being recorded, but participated in it.At times she's on the video naked or wearing lingerie while posing seductively with the teens, court documents said.
Devorkin's child molestation case was amended June 14 to also reflect the sexual exploitation allegation.
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