Texas Couple Gets 60 Years In Prison For Filming Sex Abuse Of 'At Least' 25 Kids
Some of the victims were babies; the children's ages reportedly ranged from 8 months to 14 years old.
WACO, TX — A Texas couple has been sentenced to 60 years each in prison for filming themselves sexually abusing "at least" 25 children, according to WFLA.
U.S. District Judge Alan Albright gave Christopher Almaguer and his wife Sarah Rashelle Almaguer, both 27, the maximum prison sentences.
The couple pleaded guilty in October to one charge of sexual exploitation of children and one count of production of child pornography.
Christopher Almaguer’s brother, Paul Perez. Jr., pleaded guilty to two counts of receiving child pornography. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Prosecutors say that the Almaguers filmed themselves sexually assaulting at least 25 children. Some of them were babies; the children's ages reportedly ranged from 8 months to 14 years old.
Their victims included family members, children they babysat, and members of a Central Texas church, according to federal prosecutors said.
John Bash, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, called the Almaguers “probably two of the worst criminals in the history of Texas" on Wednesday. He added that the sexual abuse was "the most indescribable abuse imaginable."
The judge also sentenced Perez and both Almaguers to a lifetime of supervised release after they've served their time. They will be required to pay $10,000 each into a victim's compensation fund.
State and federal law-enforcement officials arrested the Almaguers in 2018 after Facebook gave the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children a tip about a user who was uploading pornographic content.
Prosecutors say that they still do not know how many people viewed the pornographic images of children online.
Bash pointed out that the victims' " suffering and abuse will continue for their entire lives because those images will be continually shared online."