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Mother Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Sons

Mother Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Sons

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A mother who sexually abused her two young sons was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison.

A judge cited the woman's repeated abuse of her children, then both under 7, in handing down the maximum sentence yesterday.

The children's stepfather recorded their mother performing sex acts on them and then put the images on the Internet.

In a statement to the judge, the boys' biological father said they are having difficulty adjusting to a normal life.

He said he often has to reassure his sons whenever they see lightning because it reminds them of the flash of having pictures taken during the abuse.

The crimes occurred in 2003, from January to September. The stepfather will be sentenced on similar charges in May.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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