The Albuquerque, New Mexico, man accused of spraying kids in the mouth and eyes with semen changed his plea from not guilty to no contest, and will serve 18 years in prison.
In Aug. 2013 and early 2014, Kevin Jaramillo, then 35, told the victims he was making a video for his church to raise money to save puppies when he used a squirt gun to cover them in an unknown substance, KRQE reported..
Samples of the substance were taken from two of the victims and it was identified as semen.
Seven children, both boys and girls, and an 18-year-old woman were squirted with Jaramillo’s semen, according to KRQE.
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He pleaded no contest to six counts of child abuse, one count of battery, two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor under 13, and one count of sexual exploitation of a child, as part of his plea deal, reported KRQE.
The two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor under 13 stem from an unrelated child molestation charge in 2014.
"I wanted her to have good memories of her childhood,” a father of one of the female victims said in court, according to KOB. “Now she has to remember this as part of her childhood. It took away her innocence and she did not have to go through this."
“He’s tooken [sic] away her sense of security, she still hasn’t gone outside to play since that day,” another father of a female victim said, according to KRQE.
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Jaramillo made a 15-minute statement to the court during sentencing, a portion of which was entirely unrelated to the case, and had to be stopped by the judge.
“I thought about everything, I realized that I needed to take responsibility for certain actions,” Jaramillo said, in-part. “Also, I did, myself, consider these individuals having to go to trial and testify, and I didn’t think that was fair.”
Jaramillo will serve 18 years in prison and up to 20 years of probation upon his release. He will be required to register as a sex offender.