Babysitter sentenced to life for sexual abuse of two children

A 55-year-old man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for sexually molesting two young children.

Louis Henry West was convicted of two counts of indecency with a child, a first degree felony.

Child abuse investigators were first made aware of the sexual abuse after one of two children West would babysit made an outcry to her mother.

West, a close friend to both families, would watch the children, then ages 7 and 10 years old, during the day as their parents worked.

During the course of the investigation, the second child came forward and told investigators of sexual abuse by West.

West is being held in the Harris County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility awaiting transfer.
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