A judge in Alabama handed down a centuries-long prison term following the conviction of 35-year-old Raven Smith on multiple child sex counts.
According to Breaking 911, Houston County Circuit Judge Todd Derrick decided 615 years would be an appropriate sentence for the sexual abuse of multiple young children.
Furthermore, the judge coordinated the sentences such that Smith will likely never be eligible for parole.
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In light of the staggering penalty, the mother of one victim said she was grateful that Derrick took her testimony into account.
Emotions ran high throughout the trial, including the final sentencing phase. In addition to relatives of the victims, Assistant Houston County District Attorney J.T. Jones was obviously fighting back tears as he detailed the horrific details of the crimes, as reported by WTVY.
“When you deal with cases that involve children, particularly young children, it’s going to hit your heart strings every time,” he said. “You get to know them an you feel the pain they go through.”
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[Featured image: Raven Smith, Houston County Police]