MUNCIE, Ind. — A Muncie guy convicted of molesting two women while pursuing his “ill, twisted sexual fantasies” was sentenced Wednesday to 77 years in prison.
James E. Samuels, 58, was found guilty of little one molesting and vicarious sexual gratification by a Delaware Circuit Court docket 1 jury in August 2019.
Testimony for the duration of that demo indicated the Muncie person had continuously sexually abused a lady in the 1990s, at instances threatening to beat that target to dying with a broom if she reported his crimes.
Samuels was also convicted of directing that sufferer and an underage boy to have interaction in sexual intercourse acts, calling them “my very little porn stars.” That exercise resulted in a being pregnant when the lady was 13.
Very last month, Samuels pleaded guilty to one more molesting rely, stemming from a afterwards sequence of attacks on one more female.
Delaware Circuit Court 1 Decide Marianne Vorhees on Wednesday imposed a 65-yr sentence for Samuels’ 2019 convictions, and extra 12 a long time, to be served consecutively, for the additional current molesting cost.
Vorhees, who has been on the bench for approximately two many years, reported she could recall working with only one particular other prosecution “that rivals this situation in depravity,”
The choose stated Samuels’ steps experienced “just about ruined (1 victim’s) life,” and were “exterior what human beings can think about and tolerate.”
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.Deputy Prosecutor Steve Sneed had advised a utmost 82-calendar year sentence in what he identified as “the most heinous baby molesting case” he had dealt with.
“I hope this defendant will understand that little ones are not his to molest,” Sneed claimed.
Samuels’ extra latest target took the witness stand on Wednesday and claimed she regretted the Muncie guy could not be sentenced to dying.
‘It’s designed lifetime pretty hard to live on a working day-to-working day basis,” the victim claimed. She also acknowledged Samuels experienced given her medicine and alcohol.
Community defender Sam Beasley mentioned his client’s prior felony record — consisting of a 2004 conviction for neglect of a dependent — “does not position him among the worst of the worst.”
Samuels presented no remarks about his convictions or sentence. He and Sneed explained they would charm the convictions stemming from the 2019 demo.
Samuels been given credit for 1,010 days now served in the Delaware County jail.
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Douglas Walker is a information reporter for The Star Press. Call him at 765-213-5851 or at [email protected]