Saturday, July 21, 2007

It doesn't end........

The investigation began in December of 2005 when a Texas City TX woman found a video tape in the cupboard of the apartment she was she lived in. It showed a man sexually assaulting an infant, him instructing a 4 year-old to do the same and a woman assaulting the infant.

It ended July 17 2007, when Julie Lynn Hinds, 35, pleading guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child, sexual performance of a child and promotion of child pornography. The apartment that the tape had been found in had been a previous apartment of the Hinds family.

The investigation found that it was both Julie and her husband Darryl on the tape. She was the one who videotaped Darryl performing sex acts on their infant daughter and instructing the older child to do so as well. She appeared on the tape assaulting the infant.

Darryl was sentenced after his conviction in November 2006 to 24 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child, promotion of child pornography and sexual performance of a child. Julie faces a punishment ranging from probation to life in prison after her plea.

Both of the Hinds children have been adopted and are in new homes.

The good of this may well be that those two children have a chance at a normal life now. I just hope that both of the Hinds enjoy many years behind bars for what they did to their own children, 24 years almost seems too short a term for that kind of depravity.

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