West Virginia man who filmed sex abuse of fiancee’s baby granddaughter sentenced to up to 775 years

West Virginia man sentenced to 775 years in prison for filming sexual abuse of baby

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia man has been sentenced to hundreds of years in prison after he was convicted of filming the sexual abuse of a baby.

According to The Associated Press and the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Richard Smith II, 41, of Mason County, received a prison sentence of 205 to 775 years after he was found guilty of 20 counts of sex crimes, including sexual abuse, sexual assault and sexual abuse by a guardian.

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Prosecutors said Smith and 46-year-old Roseanna Thompson, his former fiancee, filmed the abuse of Thompson’s infant granddaughter in 2015. Multiple videos showed the pair molesting and harming the girl, the Gazette-Mail reported.

Thompson, who faces the same sex crime charges as Smith, will go to trial next month, according to the newspaper.