East Texas man convicted over children sex acts

March 25, 2011 6:32:16 AM PDT
An East Texas man has been convicted of showing two siblings child pornography and then forcing the youngsters to perform sex acts on each other. The penalty phase was scheduled Friday for 52-year-old Wesley Don Parish of Diboll.

A jury in Lufkin late Thursday convicted Parish of aggravated sexual assault of the children he was baby-sitting. Investigators say the girl was 8 and the boy was 6.

Parish, who faces up to life in prison, testified that the children were lying about him and that he overheard the boy ask the girl to perform a sex act on him. Parish says he told the children it was bad behavior and to stop.

Parish was indicted in December.