A woman who authorities said had sex with her dog pleaded no contest Monday to lewd or lascivious battery of a teenage girl.
Carla Rhea Maldonado, 41, of Palm Coast was charged in 2008 after a tipster turned over a computer disk depicting her performing oral sex on a then 15-year-old girl in February 2005. The same disk contained pictures of her having sex with her German shepherd.
Maldonado, who does not have a prior criminal record, will likely be sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison followed by five years' probation, according to a discussion by the prosecutor and assistant public defender in court Monday. She will also have to register as a sex offender.
But Circuit Judge Kim C. Hammond could send her to prison for up to 15 years when she is sentenced Oct. 19.
Maldonado's husband, David, is also charged with lewd and lascivious battery. He is accused of recording the images of his wife molesting the teenager.
David Maldonado, 42, also is charged with 50 counts of possession of child pornography.
In court on Monday, Carla Maldonado said she did not know her husband had child pornography on the computer.
The pair were arrested after a tipster gave a disk containing images of her having sex with the teenager and her dog to the Flagler Humane Society, which promptly fired Carla Maldonado from her 9-year job as a veterinary technician.
She was not charged with any crime in connection with the dog. Bestiality is not against the law in Florida.