Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dad sentenced to 12 years for sodomizing 8-year-old daughter (Fredericksburg, Virginia)

Of course it's an UNNAMED DAD. Given the stories I've heard out of Virginia as of late, it's pretty unusual this father was even prosecuted.


Father sentenced to 12 years for molesting his daughter, 8

Man gets 12 years for molesting daughter.

Date published: 11/23/2010


A man whose wife caught him molesting their 8-year-old daughter was ordered yesterday to serve 12 years in prison.

The 32-year-old Spotsylvania County man, who is not being named to protect the identity of the child, had previously pleaded guilty to three counts of forcible sodomy in Spotsylvania Circuit Court.

Judge David Beck sentenced him to a total of 60 years in prison with all but 12 years suspended.

According to the evidence presented by prosecutor Crystal Montague, the child's mother walked into her bedroom on July 26 of last year and saw her husband with his genitals exposed and her daughter with a piece of clothing over her head.

The child told the mother that she had been ordered to perform a sex act in exchange for using the computer.

It had happened several times before, the child said, and she had been instructed not to tell anyone.

The irate mother began hitting her husband as she tried to call 911. The husband pulled the battery out of her cell phone and yanked a phone plug from the wall, but one of the calls got through.

Deputy Andrew Boone responded to the 911 hang-up and was greeted by a sobbing woman. The man walked to Boone with his hands extended as if he wanted to be handcuffed.

"Take me away. I have done something bad," the man told Boone.

Beck's sentence was below the recommended state sentencing guidelines, which call for an active prison term of 15 to 33 years. Montague sought a term of at least 27 years.

The victim's mother suggested that he spend the rest of his life in prison.

But defense attorney Mark Gardner said the defendant is truly remorseful and can be redeemed with the proper help.

Among the claims presented by the defense was that the Adderall the man was taking increased his libido and made it harder to control his urges.

The man was ordered to have no contact with either of his two children.

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