Prison: 700 years in child sex, porn case

April 6, 2010 8:02:26 AM PDT
Life in prison for a Houston man in a sexual assault case includes a sentence adding up to 700 years behind bars for possessing child pornography. Jury selection was under way in the trial of 23-year-old Rodney Williams when he changed his plea. Williams then pleaded guilty to assaulting the 5-year-old girl in the case.

Investigators say the case began last July, when the man's common-law wife found digital images on a camera that showed him sexually assaulting the child. Investigators also recovered more than 70 images of child pornography, stored on computers, in the home.

Williams pleaded guilty Monday. He must serve three life sentences for super aggravated sexual assault of a child, since the victim was under age 6. The penalty is 700 years for the child pornography on his computer and 20 years for such images on his digital camera.


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