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Man Gets Four Life Sentences For Raping Baby

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A Magnolia, Texas, man was sentenced to four life sentences for raping a 3-month-old girl and filming the entire incident.

David Vincent Akins Jr. was arrested and charged after police found child pornography on his laptop, then learned that some of it was homemade. Investigators ultimately learned that the baby was a relative of the man's after comparing the footage to family photos.

Akins was arrested and charged in 2016 for the crime, then found guilty of first-degree felony aggravated sexual assault of a child.

"This baby was raped before she could roll over," Mary Nan Huffman, Montgomery County Chief Prosecutor of the Internet Crimes Against Children Division, told ABC 13.

"For the sake of our county and our children, I hope we never have another David Akins, Jr. in my entire career as a prosecutor."

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Five other victims came forward during the trial, including two female relatives who said Akins raped them when they were young children.

In a similar incident, the trial and sentencing of USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar became a major national story after over 200 victims came forward and revealed that Nassar sexually abused them.

"It was hard to believe. It was tough. I don’t get how someone could do that to so many different girls, so many different ages. And it’s just hard to fathom how anybody could do that," Austin Holtz, a former patient of Nassar's who was treated by the doctor throughout high school, told FOX 59.

"He treated me for shoulder, ankle and knee injuries throughout my high school career."

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Holtz said he was shocked by what Nassar did to the victims -- claiming that he never witnessed any abuse during his time at the Michigan school where Nassar worked.

"We never saw it happening and it happened. Anything can happen anytime anywhere it might not be to this level it could be something small but there’s always something out there," he said.

The superintendent of the district issued a statement acknowledging the trial and the three victims who were former students.

"Since then, we have reached out to offer our support and assistance to the survivors; we also continue to inform current and former students of their rights to file complaints with us and with law enforcement," Dr. David Hornack said in the statement.

"It’s just he got, he got what he deserved. He’s going to spend his life in prison," Holtz said of Nassar.

Sources: ABC 13, FOX 59 / Featured Image: Jon/Flickr / Embedded Images: Montgomery County Jail via Daily Mail, Victor/Flickr

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