East Texas man given 2 10-year sentences in sex assault

March 26, 2011 12:43:28 PM PDT
An East Texas man who was convicted of showing two siblings child pornography and then forcing the youngsters to perform sex acts on each other has been sentenced to two 10-year prison sentences. The Lufkin Daily News reports that the jury late Friday assessed the sentence for Wesley Don Parish of Diboll (DY'-bahl), who maintains his innocence.

Parish, who said he would appeal, faced five to 99 years in prison.

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.