Finally, a church group takes action to stop child sexual abuse. More often than not, fellow church members protect the abuser by saying the perpetrator just needs ‘support and forgiveness.’ I wonder if the acts would have been disclosed if they had taken place before the Sandusky case went public?
I guess one good thing came out of the Sandusky case; more people are now going to report child sexual abuse.
“FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A North Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for performing sex acts on his 3-month-old daughter.
A Tarrant County jury Wednesday deliberated 45 minutes before deciding on the maximum sentence for the 40-year-old man. A day earlier, the same jury convicted him of four counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child under 6.
The Associated Press has withheld the man’s name to protect the victim’s identity.
Evidence showed the man was addicted to pornography and had been working with his church to resolve his addiction. Evidence showed he performed deviant sex acts on his infant daughter, including taking photos.
During the punishment phase of his trial, evidence showed he also performed sex acts on his then-infant son.
The man told his church what he was doing and child welfare authorities were notified, leading to his arrest.”