To be inspired by the these heartwarming stories. Every day, more than 70% of children that are being poorly treated are between ten and 18 years old. Among those kids, 20% are under six years old. Cases of children being treated horribly are one of the most common issues in every country, sad to say, one of which is about our story today. It was with full grief when Judge L.
Scott Kugler gave his verdict to one Alabama couple. He told the North Alabama court that the crimes committed by Patricia and Matthew Ayres had been among the most heinous that he had ever encountered.
Indeed, he said to the defendants that he has been on the bench since 1998 and this is the worst case he has personally dealt with, including the loss of innocent lives. Patricia and Matthew are now destined to spend the rest of their lives behind bars. Patricia Ayers was given a total of 1590 years in prison while her partner and co offender, Matthew Ayers was sentenced to 750 years for his actions.
One might be curious as to which crimes could lead to such an extraordinarily long sentence. Given their nature, few people would disagree with the severity of the punishments. Specifically, what the couple pleaded guilty to was a string of charges that included the production of images of children being taken advantage of and forced to do things they don’t want.
In fact, it emerged that the twisted pair had produced more than 50 child maltreatment images of a minor. Both of them admitted to sodomizing a young girl in their care and using these acts to make hideous and disturbing videos even more bothersome.
The evil pair from Florence, Alabama emailed images of the child to a man based in Texas. They also offered to take the child to the state so the unidentified man could get hold of the youngster. Thankfully, however, the man who received the photographs declined the couple’s sick request. Instead, he turned the pictures into law enforcement officials. However, it was still unclear when the vile actions first began.
This case was one of the extended maltreatment and child exploitation the couple admitted in federal court. They made the child engage in lewd and lascivious poses while they took pictures. They confessed they both engaged in malicious acts with the child, which were also photographed. Authorities believed the victim was six years old when it all started. Eventually, though, the heirs both entered guilty pleas with the court.
The plea agreements saw one of them admitting to taking pictures of the child while the other maliciously maltreated the minor. Such agreements are often made in exchange for a reduced sentence. However, their plea agreements did not seem to impress Judge Coogler as he collectively gave them over 2340 years in prison.
He said that the exceptionally long sentences were appropriate as the heirs had stolen the youngster’s childhood and robbed her of her soul. The terms were also deemed appropriate by us attorney Joyce White Vance speaking after the verdict saying the stern sentences imposed on this couple today reflect the abhorrent natures of the actions and exploitation of a young child in their care.
From there, everyone expressed their gratitude to all the agencies that played a part in the case including the Lauderdale County DHR, Lauderdale County Sheriff’s office, FBI and Madison County Sheriff’s office in which they credited each of them as instrumental in bringing this child’s case operation to an end.
It speaks to the quality of all these investigators that these two people will face life without parole for that’s what they deserve. Luckily, the child is now in a safe and stable home thanks to the Lauderdale County DHR in helping her get there.
It felt frustrating knowing that someone can do such an act to an innocent individual. The crimes the heirs have committed were disturbing inexcusable and sickening.This time justice was definitely served.