PORTLAND — A 28-year-old Rockland woman is free on bail after being indicted by a federal grand jury, accused of sexual exploitation of a child.

Bianca Van Valkenburg was indicted Oct. 5 by a grand jury in U.S. District Court in Portland on one count each of sexual exploitation of a minor and distribution of child pornography. According to the indictment, the woman used and employed a minor from June 2018 through November 2018 and engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

The indictment further alleges that the action was done to create a visual depiction of the conduct and that this was visual was transported across state lines or in foreign commerce.

The indictment does not state the age of the child.

A detention hearing was held Oct. 21 at which time Judge Karen Frink Wolf set bail at $5,000 unsecured.

The sexual exploitation charge carries a potential sentence of 15 to 30 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.

She is being represented by attorney David Beneman of the federal defender’s office in Portland. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David Joyce. The defense attorney said the defender’s office does not comment on pending cases.

Additional information on the case was not available.