Woman, 23, ‘drove a Minnesota girl younger than 12 over 1,000 miles to South Carolina and sexually assaulted her after grooming her on an app’
- Katrina Aliff indicted on federal counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child under 12 and transporting a minor for sex
- Aliff allegedly met the girl on social media app Amino in March and continued exchanging messages with her through September
- The two allegedly agreed that Aliff would travel from Greenville, South Carolina, to Saint Paul, Minnesota, to pick the girl up and take her back to her home
- FBI agents on September 8 entered Aliff’s home and found her wearing only a tank top in bed with the completely naked girl
Katrina Aliff, 23, has been indicted on federal counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child under 12 and transporting a minor for sex
A 23-year-old woman has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly kidnapping and sexually abusing a young girl after investigators say she met the victim on a social media app and drove her more than 1,000 miles from Minnesota to South Carolina.
Katrina Aliff, from Greenville, was arrested in early September, after FBI agents allegedly caught her in bed with a naked girl under the age of 12.
According to federal court records, Aliff, formerly a dog trainer and coach from Ohio now living in South Carolina, first met the underage victim, known only as ‘Jane Doe,’ on the social media app Amino back in March 2019.
The pair used Amino, another app called Discord and text messaging to talk. By early May, their relationship had turned ‘more intimate,’ according to the court documents cited by The State.
When the girl’s father became aware of her online exchanges with Aliff on September 2, he took his daughter’s phone away, but the two continued communicating on a tablet, according to the FBI.
In the course of their chats, Aliff and the girl allegedly made plans for the woman to pick up the child in South Saint Paul, Minnesota, and drive her to Greenville.
Aliff is accused of driving more than 1,000 from Greenville, South Carolina, to Saint Paul, Minnesota, to pick up a girl younger than 12 and take her back to her home for sex
According to the court documents, the 23-year-old made good on that plan and on the morning of September 7 picked up the girl near her home in Saint Paul, after covering a distance of 1,100 miles.
The pair then got back on the road and traveled back to Aliff’s home in Greenville, after driving through Wisconsin and Kentucky.
According to the FBI, Aliff attempted to cover her tracks and avoid detection by dunking her phone in a cup of coffee.
The girl allegedly helped with the task of destroying the device by stabbing it repeatedly with a knife, according to the records.
Upon reaching her apartment in Greenville on September 8, Aliff allegedly introduced ‘Jane Doe’ to her roommate as a friend.
When the roommate left, Aliff and the minor drank beer and took a bath together, at which time the two engaged in sexual activity, the documents state.
When the feds came to arrest Aliff, she was found wearing only a tank top in bed with the victim, who was completely nude
Aliff later allegedly described the victim to FBI agents ‘as a little bit loose ‘cause of the alcohol.’
The woman and the child then moved to the bedroom where the alleged sexual assault continued, according to the records.
When federal agents came to arrest her, the 23-year-old was wearing only a tank top, while the victim was completely naked in bed.
Aliff is being held at the notorious Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. A judge has ordered a mental health evaluation at the woman’s request.