A mother plead guilty and a father was found guilty of planning their child’s sexual abuse before they were even born.
Sarah Adleta, 29, plead guilty to two charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and faces 15 to 30 years in federal prison. Her ex-husband Jonathan was found guilty on Thursday of two child-sex charges and faces 10 years to life in prison.
According to the Orlando Sentinal:
“Jonathan Adleta, a former Marine officer, dreamed of the day he could have “daddy-daughter sex.” After Sarah Adleta became pregnant with a daughter, he said he would marry her only if she agreed to let him carry out that desire. When the couple had a son, Sarah Adleta was told to have sexual encounters with him.”
The disturbing abuse the toddlers suffered at the hands of their parents continued even after the couple divorced. Witnesses to their crimes testified in gruesome detail the abuse the children faced on a daily basis.
Before his arrest Jonathan Adleta was a commissions officer in the US Marines. Adleta served in the Marines from 2008 through 2012 and earned his way to become an assistant training officer.
According to reports after Adleta became injured during a tour in Afghanistan and won the Purple Heart the couple divorced and Sarah moved away to Orlando. Adleta convinced his ex-wife to allow him to abuse his daughter via Skype. The abuse continued even though Jonathan was thousands of miles away.
Sarah eventually sent nude photos of herself and her children to a man in North Carolina. The FBI was quickly notified of the child pornography and arrested the couple.
Speaking to WKMG a neighbor revealed that Sarah offered to babysit her kids but she felt someone was not right. Cheny Mills tells the station, “I feel so good I went with my gut and never let her watch my kids.”
Do you think life in prison should have been handed down to both parents for planning the sexual abuse of their toddler children?