The plea agreement alleges that in late June 2014, Schaffner began communicating online with Michael Lutts, who lived in California and worked as a pediatric nurse at a hospital in San Diego County. Authorities said that on Aug. 4, 2014, Lutts brought to his home a 6-week-old boy, born prematurely, who was placed in his care as a foster child, and texted Schaffner images of the infant.
Court records show that over the next several hours, Schaffner exchanged numerous graphic and sexually explicit messages with Lutts about Lutts sexually abusing the infant. Schaffner directed Lutts to sexually abuse the infant to produce photos and videos, prosecutors said. They also said Lutts sent Schaffner images and videos with the infant, including images of the infant being sexually molested. Schaffner and Lutts discussed Schaffner travelling to San Diego to rape the infant, prosecutors further allege