Bryce Hall, the mother of Halsey Berry, pleaded guilty to violating a restraining order issued against her in 2015, a court official said on Friday.
Hall and Berry had been married since the late 1990s.
A judge had ordered Hall to remove the nude photos from her daughter’s home and send them to the state Department of Health and Human Services.
But the state’s attorney had argued the photos were public records.
The judge ordered Hall’s arrest and the Department of Justice agreed to drop the case.
Hall told the court she had violated the order by removing the photos, but the judge didn’t think she could be convicted on those counts.
“It was a very complicated situation that we had to navigate,” the court official told The Washington Post.
“I think it’s a very important case that is really a very well-reasoned decision.”
The court official added that Hall “was really hoping that by pleading guilty to that one, she would be able to get out of the whole thing and be able go home.”
The official said the case would likely go to trial next year, but no date has been set.
The judge had previously said that Hall would not face any jail time because she didn’t commit a crime.
“It was just a case that had to be dealt with,” she told the judge, according to The Washington Times.
“If there’s anything else to say, I don’t know.”