An adult film actress from Post Falls pleaded guilty to a federal charge that she agreed to pay $5,000 to a “hitman” to kill the father of one of her children.

The hit man actually was an undercover police officer in Montana.

Katrina L. Danforth, who makes films under the name Lynn Pleasant, was 31 when she was arrested last year at  Spokane International Airport and charged with five counts of using interstate commerce in the “commission of murder for hire.”

Courtesy Coeur d'Alene Press

On Monday, Danforth pleaded guilty before a U.S. District Court Judge in Coeur d’Alene.

The case started, according to court records, when Danforth started discussing with a friend her desire to have the father of one of her children murdered.

The friend gave her the number of a hit man, who actually was a police officer, whom she agreed to meet in October 2018.

At that meeting, $5000 was the agreed upon fee in exchange for the murder and the specific that the body had to be found. Once other details were pieced together, i.e. where the intended victim lived, worked, photographs, etc. Danforth stressed as long as her own child was not harmed, she did not care what happened to others who lived in the home.

Danforth mailed a thank you card with $2,500 in it from Idaho to the hitman’s address in Montana as down payment for the kill with the remaining $2,500 to be paid after the deed was done.

Danforth faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count. However, because she has no prior felony convictions, she is expected to face much less prison time.

Sentencing is set for December 2nd.