Punxsutawney, PA – A Jefferson County couple have been sentenced to 30 to 60 years in state prison for sexual crimes against a 4-year-old girl.
43-year-old Kevin Kight of Punxsutawney and his ex-wife 42-year-old Rebecca Gardner of Indiana were each sentenced to serve 30 to 60 years. Kight has also been listed as a sexually violent predator under Megan’s Law.
They’re accused of having child pornography and attempting to arrange a sexual encounter with Gardner's 4-year-old daughter.
Last year, pornographic images were discovered on Kight's cell phone. It was then found that Kight and Gardner had exchanged Facebook messages on how to arrange a sexual encounter with the girl. Along with the messages, more than 500 nude photos of the victim were found on Kight's computer.
District Attorney Jeff Burkett says that it’s clear Jefferson County takes child abuse seriously. He noted that the couple got 30 to 60 years on a plea agreement… “the same sentence that Jerry Sandusky got after a hotly contested trial.”