Jonathan Adleta, former marine, faces life in prison for child sex abuse, report says

(CBS) ORLANDO, Fla. - A 25-year-old former marine officer faces 10 years to life in prison for sexually abusing his own daughter and the daughter of a girlfriend, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

The paper reports Jonathan Adleta planned to have "daddy-daughter sex" after his wife became pregnant with his daughter in 2008. He reportedly said that he would only marry Sara Adleta, 29, if she let him have sex with the child. When the couple had a son, the woman was reportedly expected to have sex with the boy.

Prosecutors and witnesses reportedly described the disturbing exploitation the couple's toddlers endured, which included both parents sexually abusing the children even after the two divorced.

According to the paper, the FBI began investigating the couple after they received a tip that Sara Adleta was communicating with a man in North Carolina who was previously arrested for having sex with a child.

When testifying, Sara Adleta reportedly said she complied with her husband's desire because she loved him and she needed his financial security.

After the couple divorced, Jonathan Adleta's new girlfriend, 23-year-old Samantha Bryant, also reportedly complied with his desire to abuse her daughter. Bryant was later charged with assaulting her daughter and allowing Jonathan Adleta to sexually abuse the child.

Both parents have been convicted in the case. Sara Adleta, a former University of Central Florida student, pleaded guilty to two charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and faces 15-30 years in prison, according to the paper.

A jury found Jonathan Adleta guilty of two child-sex charges. He faces 10 years to life in prison.

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