A New Mexico man was sentenced to 18 years in prison for squirting a number of children with a water gun — not for the actual squirting of the gun, but for what was being squirted out of the gun, which was determined to be his semen.
According to WTTV, Kevin Jaramillo pleaded no contest on Friday in an Albuquerque courtroom to multiple charges including child abuse without great bodily harm, criminal sexual contact and sexual exploitation.
The 18-year sentence was actually the result of a plea arrangement that saw Jaramillo’s initial possible prison sentence reduced from 57 years.
The 35-year-old Jaramillo stood accused of approaching numerous children around the city of Albuquerque in March of 2014 and filming them while they were squirted with the semen-filled water gun.
His victims ranged in age from as young as 9 to as old as 18.
Jaramillo attempted to explain away his disgusting behavior by blaming it on a mental illness and his abuse of alcohol and drugs. He did apologize to his victims.
Nonetheless, the father of one of the victims proclaimed that Jaramillo had essentially taken away his daughter’s innocence with his actions.
There’s no doubt the city of Albuquerque has more pressing problems than putting a pervert away. And water guns are mainly harmless, as everyone but the Boy Scouts probably knows. But attacking children with sperm for entertainment is obviously way out of hand.
This is simply horrifying, and the man is quite lucky that he is only going to serve 18 years in prison.
Actually, he is quite lucky to even have made it to court to be sentenced to prison, as some of the parents of the victims surely wouldn’t have minded exacting their own extrajudicial punishment — it’s been known to happen.
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