In the latest shocking story out of Florida, a mother and father have been sentenced to jail time for having sexual relations with their four-year-old daughter and three-year-old son, since they were born.
What makes the story even more shocking is the fact that the father, Jonathan Adleta, is a decorated ex-U.S. Marine who received the ‘Purple Heart’ after serving in Afghanistan.
Sarah Adleta, aged 29, allegedly made a pact with her husband when she fell pregnant just before they got married. In the pact, the man talked his wife into sexually abusing whatever child she was carrying, when she gave birth.
The basis of Jonathan Adleta’s sick fantasy was, among other things, to engage in ‘daddy-daughter sex’ with his daughter. He apparently told Sarah when she was pregnant that he would only marry her if she agreed to let him abuse their child sexually when it was born.
She was also expected to do the same to her son, once he was born. After the couple divorced Sarah moved to Orlando, Florida, but on more than one occasion Jonathan convinced her to let him abuse his daughter sexually on Skype video calls.
On at least one occasion the mother brought her daughter to visit her ex-husband in Oklahoma, where he lived, so that he could engage in his sexual fantasies with the child.
During the case it was revealed that the girl had exhibited such disturbing sexual behavior that she needed to be removed from the foster home which had been caring for her since her parents were arrested.
According to records, even though the child was 4-years-old she had a developmental level of an 18-month-old, was malnourished and not potty trained.
Sarah Adelta’s father, who was in the court at the time of the trial, pleaded with the judge to give his daughter the maximum sentence.
For her part, Sarah Adelta claimed that she was blackmailed and manipulated by her husband and that she only let him abuse their daughter because she loved him deeply and also needed his financial support.
The case came to the police’s attention after a North Carolina man tipped the FBI off that he had received images of Sarah Adleta performing sex acts on the children. She was given two consecutive 27-year sentences while Jonathan Adleta was sentenced to 10 years to life.