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Man who sexually abused toddler gets 50 years to life

October 9, 2020 GMT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who sexually assaulted a toddler and posted screenshots of the attacks on a website was sentenced Friday to 50 years to life in prison.

Arthur Callender, 24, of Buena Park was convicted in April of two felony counts of sexual intercourse with a child under age 10.

Prosecutors said Callender was 20 when he repeatedly molested and raped a girl he was babysitting, who was 1 and 2 at the time.

Callender videotaped the attacks with his mobile phone, posted screenshots on a child pornography website and offered to trade the videos with other users, authorities said.

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“I do not feel any amount of punishment will be sufficient for monsters like him. He stole a piece of my daughter’s innocence before she was even potty trained,” the girl’s mother said in a statement read in court by the prosecutor, the Orange County Register reported.