[UPDATED] Russell Lee Engleman, AC/DC-Lovin' Molester of Little Girls, Gets 20 Years to Life
UPDATE, MARCH 22, 11 A.M.: AC/DC-lovin' serial child molester Russell Lee Engleman was sentenced to 20 years to life in state prison for inflicting his sickness on three girls under the age of 14 and snapping pornographic photos of his young victims.
The 49-year-old Santa Ana man had previously pleaded guilty to having sex with his daughter when she was 17 and 18. Now an adult, she helped daddy to molest and photograph one of his wee victims.
"I hope he spends the rest of his life thinking about what he did," one of Engleman's victims, who is now 16, told the court, reports The Orange County Register.
ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 25, 3:11 P.M.: Hey, Russell Lee Engleman, AC/DC called. They asked you to remove the band shirt next time you pose for a booking photo--especially if that photo is going to accompany news of your child-molestation conviction.
And using your adult daughter whom you had sex with when she was a teen to help to molest and photograph little girls? That earns you a Fastpass on the Highway to Hell.
A jury Thursday found the 49-year-old Santa Anan guilty of nine counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14, three counts of using young girls for pornographic purposes and one count of possession of child pornography for images found on his computer. Several penalty enhancements involving sexual conduct and committing crimes against multiple victims were also found true.
He now faces a maximum sentence of 145 years to life in state prison at his March 11 sentencing in Santa Ana.
Prosecutors laid out a case against the Garden Grove auto-repair-shop manager that showed he abused one girl sexually and continuously from the time she was 9 until she was 13. Over a three-year period, Engleman invited a friend and the second victim, his friend's daughter, to visit the repair shop, where Engleman continually molested that girl. Engleman's adult daughter helped him to molest and snap photos of the third victim, the 12-year-old daughter of yet another friend. Engleman had previously pleaded guilty to having sex with his daughter when she was 17 and 18.
He was finally investigated for the child molestations after the first girl told her mother about the abuse. Santa Ana detectives searching his home found nude photographs of one of the other girls. And that led to the unraveling of Engleman's other dirty deeds done dirt cheap.
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