Six Life Terms Plus 110 Years In Child Molestation
MIAMI (AP) _ A convicted child-abuser showed little emotion as he was sentenced to six life terms plus 110 years in prison on 14 child molestation charges connected with the baby-sitting service he operated.
Some parents wept and people outside the court applauded when the jury returned its first verdict Wednesday against Frank Fuster Escalona, 36, already sentenced to 15 years for violating parole by operating the service with his 18-year-old wife, Ileana.
Mrs. Fuster, who testified Monday she saw her husband sexually abuse a 5- year-old boy, pleaded guilty in August to 12 counts of sexual abuse. She is awaiting sentencing, and also could face life in prison.
Fuster said the state’s evidence was ″full of the most incredible lies″ and accused his wife of being a liar, even though he had defended her since the charges were bought in August 1984.