A man from Ohio has been sentenced to 27 years behind bars after raping 14-year-old twin sisters and their 12-year-old sister, getting all three of the girls pregnant.
Arnold Perry, 34, committed the disgusting crimes while he was living in a home in Ohio with the girls and their mother.
Perry was handed down a sentence of 27 years in prison on Thursday in Youngstown.
Assistant Mahoning County Prosecutor Jennifer McLaughlin told the court that Perry tricked the family into letting him move into their home, where he sexually abused the three girls.
Perry, a friend to the family, needed a place to live. The mother of the girls had mercy on him and gave him a place to stay. Of course, she had no idea that she was opening her home to a man with horrific intentions that abused their trust
The prosecutor stated, "These girls will suffer the rest of their lives because of this."
The girls were raped and fell pregnant in 2015 and 2016.
One of the twins had an abortion, but the other two sisters were too far along in their pregnancies to terminate them. Two of the girls gave birth to Perry's babies.
Perry pleaded guilty in November to the sex crimes, which included two counts of first-degree felony rape and a third-degree felony count of sexual battery. The crimes took place in 2015 and 2016.
His defense attorney, Mark Lavelle, attempted to argue for his client to get only 15 years behind bars, pointing to a brain injury that Perry suffered as a child. Lavelle claimed that Perry's brain injury has affected his empathy skills. However, his attorney admitted that the case was one of the "most heinous" he had ever handled.
Judge Maureen Sweeney handed down a 27-year prison sentence to Perry, which is two years more than the recommended 25-year sentence.
Prosecutors revealed that Perry had actually been convicted of similar crimes in the past when he was a juvenile.
Perry issued an apology before the judge handed down the sentence. He said, "I know now what I did was wrong. I wish I could take it back."
The mother is not only left with the guilt of allowing Perry into her home and having access to her young daughters. She is also now raising the two children that Perry fathered. She revealed that Perry's family hasn't offered to help her.
Perry will be required to register as a Tier 3 sex offender when he is released from prison. Tier 3 sex offenders are considered high risk individuals and are considered that way for the rest of their lives in the eyes of the court.