Sentence next for man in online sex abuse case

Federal prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for a Detroit-area man who went online to persuade mothers to sexually abuse their children. Authorities said seven mothers sexually assaulted 12 children at the direction of Steven Demink of Redford Township, a former car salesman. Demink was due in federal court today for sentencing, five months after pleading guilty to charges related to sexual exploitation.
AP Wire
Aug 3, 2011

Authorities said Demink used an alias and chatted with mothers across the country, persuading them to engage in sex acts with their children and send images via e-mail or through a live web stream.

In a filing last week, prosecutors said the “destruction left in Demink’s path is immeasurable.” The government said the mothers are being prosecuted or already have been convicted in their home states.

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