Child Predator Sentenced To Four Life Sentences

PUBLISHED: 12:07 AM 7 Feb 2018

Sisters Testify Against Brother, Four Life Sentences Given In Abuse Case

The DA’s office said he was skilled at finding vulnerable victims.

Just recently, U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Hamilton condemned 38-year-old David Vincent Akins, Jr. to a life in prison earlier this week shortly after a jury found him guilty of “four counts of aggravated sexual assault” for repeatedly raping a 3-month-old baby.

Just recently, a man from Montgomery County, Texas was found guilty of repeated child sex abuse. As a consequence, he was given four life sentences.

Specifically, U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Hamilton condemned 38-year-old David Vincent Akins, Jr. to a life in prison earlier this week shortly after a jury found him guilty of “four counts of aggravated sexual assault” for repeatedly raping a 3-month-old baby.

According to reports, officers first learned of the disturbing abuse back in 2016. Around that time, Akins’ landlord discovered homemade videos of him sexually abusing what appeared to be a 3-month-old baby and handed them over to the police. Investigators then analyzed the videos and confirmed that the person abusing the young child was Akins and promptly took him into custody.

Shockingly, the 3-month-old child isn’t Akin’s only victim. “There were a lot of other victims,” stated Mary Nan Huffman, the Chief of the Internet Crimes Against Children Division in the District Attorney’s Office, while speaking to reporters.

To clarify, she added, “Akins went to juvenile detention when he was 14 years old for raping his 5-year-old sister. And when that happened, his other sister came forward with sexual assault allegations stating he had raped her since she was 3 years old. Both sisters testified during this trial, which was very powerful.”

In addition to his two sisters, investigators learned that Akins also repeatedly preyed on the children of single mothers. “He was very manipulative and good at picking his victims, which is what happened in this case,” explained Huffman, who was unsurprisingly thrilled with the judge’s decision.

“Judge Hamilton made the right decision and we are so proud. The amazing thing about technology is that this crime was caught and exposed before the young victim came forward,” she celebrated, adding, “this was a team effort with the Montgomery County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office, the Tomball Police Department, and the Homeland Security Investigators all involved.”

Sadly, the sexual exploitation and abuse of children is common. A few weeks ago, for instance, the O’Fallon Police Department recently arrested 17-year-old Andrew Spensberger after his father turned him in for possessing child pornography, which he found out about after confiscating the teen’s phone.

And a few weeks before that, officers with the Pope County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ronnie Lynn Gipson, a 45-year-old man from Atkins, Arkansas, and charged with “rape” after he allegedly acknowledged online that he sexually abused a young girl repeatedly over the course of roughly eight years.

According to reports, investigators first learned about the abuse, which began when the victim was four and ended when she was about 12-years-old, after receiving information from the U.S. Air Force Special Investigations Office “concerning a report they had received from a female who is an active duty member.” They then reached out to the victim and organized an online sting operation.

After the plan was created, the victim reached out to Gipson on social media. They then had a monitored conversation, during which, he reportedly “admitted to both sexually assaulting and raping the female.”

At one point during the conversation, she “demanded he tell her how he could have done that to a child.” Shockingly, he told her to just “get over it” and “it’s done.”

Following their conversation, Gipson was visited by Sheriff’s deputies, who took him to their office for questioning.

While being questioned, Gipson reportedly admitted to “having sexual contact with the female when she was between the ages of 3 and 4-years-old” and was consequently arrested.

Prior to that, Joseph Hayden Boston, an 18-year-old teen in Riverside, California was taken into custody by law enforcement officials as well for allegedly abusing two children.

Horrifically, while in custody, he not only admitted to molesting the two children but to also abusing roughly 50 others over the course of eight years.

Specifically, Boston was arrested and charged him with “oral copulation on a child under the age of 10” after his mother drove him to their local police station and reported to the officers that her son had just admitted to molesting two young boys, aged 4 and 8.

After placing him in handcuffs, they then interviewed him about the alleged crimes, during which he confessed to molesting the two children as well as roughly fifty others since the age of 10.

Mortified, the officers consequently brought Boston to the Robert Presley Detention Center and placed him behind bars with a one million dollar bail. In addition to that, the County of Riverside Child Protective Services took custody of the 4 and 8-year-old boys who were reportedly abused.

And just before that, an unidentified 34-year-old man living in Salt Lake City, Utah, was also arrested and charged with 12 counts of child sex abuse. According to reports, he allegedly raped his 15-year-old stepdaughter numerous times over the course of several months.

The abuse or attempted abuse of children, sexual or otherwise, must not be tolerated. Hopefully, Akins’ harsh punishment helps deter others from doing something similar in the future.