A Texas U.S. Attorney’s Office labeled a husband and wife “two of the most wicked criminals in Texas history” on Wednesday while announcing that both were sentenced to 60 years in prison for the sexual exploitation of children and the production of child pornography.
Christopher Almaguer and Sarah Rashelle Almaguer each pleaded guilty in October to one count of both the charges, but prosecutors say there were more than two dozen victims, including babies.
By pleading guilty, the Almaguers — both 27 — admitted to uploading sexually explicit videos of themselves assaulting children as young as eight months old, the Western District of Texas U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a release. A federal judge in Waco gave the couple the maximum prison sentences.
“The Almaguers were serial child abusers. They abused 25 children that we know about— children from the neighborhood, children from church, children they babysat,” a release quotes U.S. Attorney John F. Bash.
SOURCE: Joel Shannon, USA TODAY