A MARRIED couple have been sentenced to federal prison after running a house full of cameras drugging and raping children as young as seven.
Stephen Wilson, 39, received a 60-year sentence and Jessica Wilson, 38, received 20 years for her crimes, according to the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio.
The Ohio couple have reportedly signed settlement agreements.
Court records state that Stephen pleaded guilty to crimes including but not limited to two counts of sexually exploiting a minor and one count of attempted sexually exploiting a minor.
According to the same indictment, Jessica Wilson pleaded guilty to one count of receiving and distributing child pornography.
A Justice Department press release said: “…from 2016 to 2021, Stephen Wilson sexually abused at least three minors, between the ages of 7 and 16.
“Stephen had video cameras in his home, including his bedroom, and used those cameras to document and create videos and still images of the abuse.
“He also filmed and photographed the sexual assaults of the underage children with his cell phone.”
According to ABC, Stephen owned videos of toddlers.
The press release also said of Jessica’s charges: “Jessica exchanged numerous child pornography files with Stephen on several occasions, discussed those files at length in text conversations and even asked Stephen for advice on where to access child pornography online.”
Some of the children in the pornography found at the Wilsons were as young as eight months old.
An affidavit says an underage victim was allegedly urged by Stephen to watch the film 50 Shades of Gray in his room.
He gave the victim “alcohol and a pill” and according to the affidavit Stephen reportedly told the child the pill was ecstasy.
Jessica married Stephen when she was 17 while pregnant with his child, Law & Crime notes.
Her attorney told the judge, “Jessica never had a normal life,” citing the alleged sexual abuse she suffered as a child to defend her in court.
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