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Texas judge hands man convicted of filming raping of infant to four life sentences

February 7, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Texas judge hands man convicted of filming raping of infant to four life sentences

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Texas judge hands David Vincent Akins Jr. four life sentences for filming rape of three-month-old girl

A Texas judge issued four life sentences to a man from Montgomery County who was found guilty of the repeated rape of a three-month-old infant while recording the incidents. The sentence will keep the man in prison without the possibility of parole for the rest of his life.

Authorities in Montgomery County arrested David Vincent Akins Jr. now 38, in 2016 after discovering child porn on his computer.

Detectives learned that Atkins made some of the images. An inspection of the images showed that Akins took pictures and videos of himself sexually assaulting a then three-month-old girl, according to ABC13.

The attacks on the baby took place repeatedly through the first year of her life.

“There were a lot of victims,” Mary Nan Huffman, the chief of the Internet Crimes Against Children Division in the D.A.’s Office, said to the Houston Chronicle. “Akins went to juvenile detention when he was 14 for raping his 5-year-old sister. When that happened, his other sister came forward with allegations stating he had raped her since she was three years old. Both sisters testified during the trial, which was powerful.”

Akins reportedly targeted single mothers with young kids that he could take advantage of.

“He was manipulative and good at picking his victims, which is what happened in this case,” Huffman explained.

The trial of the repeat sexual offender started on January 29th. Two days later the jury found the predator guilty. Aikins chose to have 359th state District Court of Judge Kathleen Hamilton sentence him for his crimes. Judge Hamilton sentenced him to life behind bars for each of the charges and ordered the sentences to be completed consecutively.

Akins then thanked the judge and prosecutors for providing him with a fair trial. He apologized to the court and the members of the jury for what they were forced to see during the trial.

Defense lawyer E Tay Bond complained that the case took 536 days to go to trial.

“Whoever said confession is good is not a lawyer; this was a difficult piece of evidence to overcome when Akins’ confession was corroborated with the videotaped confession in this case,” Bond stated. “We knew this would be a long day with the possibility of a life sentence without parole. Hamilton made sure Akins will not return to society.”

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