JERSEY CITY - A Brooklyn couple is accused of plotting to set up a baby-sitting service in Jersey City as a means of drugging and sexually abusing children.
Federal agents and police officers arrested 35-year-old Bebars Baslan and his 25-year-old girlfriend, Kristen Henry, Tuesday night at the Hyatt hotel in Jersey City. The pair was charged with sexual abuse.
They pleaded not guilty to the charges at their arraignment in Brooklyn federal court. They're being held without bail. If convicted, they face 30 years to life in prison.
The FBI set up a sting where the couple thought they were going to meet with children to take pornographic pictures of them. Authorities have audio and video recordings of the couple's plans.
A digital camera and laptop were recovered during the arrests.