Serial pedophile gets 615 years jail for abusing five girls
London July 12, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A serial pedophile is to spend the rest of his life behind bars after ben sentenced 615 years in prison for sexually abusing five young girls for years.
Raven Smith, 35, was sentenced on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to numerous counts of rape, sodomy, and sexual abuse in Houston County, Alabama.
In court, Smith apologized to the families of his victims, but they showed no mercy toward Smith when they took the stand demand he get the maximum sentence.
Judge Todd Derrick ended up giving Jones the sentence after hearing an emotional plea from one of the girls’ mothers.
The mother, who remained unnamed, told WTVY: ‘I can’t believe what I said meant that much to a judge to punish this man the way I wanted him to be (punished).’
She also said she believes there are more young victims that have yet to come forward. ‘I don’t want them to be afraid anymore. I want them to know he’s in jail and can’t ever hurt them or anyone else,’ she added.
Even the prosecutor , Assistant Houston County District Attorney JT Jones, was nearly brought to tears when describing Smith’s horrendous crimes. Jones later said:
‘When you deal with cases that involve children, particularly young children, it’s going to hit your heart strings every time. ‘You get to know them and the pain they go through,’ he continued.
According to authorities, all of Smith’s victim’s were under 16-years-old and his crimes began as far back as 2011. Because of the way the judge structured his ultra-long sentence, it is unlikely that Smith will ever get the chance at parole.
Smith’s lawyer said they plan to appeal the sentence. (Metro UK)