Former US Coast Guard who filmed himself raping a tied-up toddler before urinating on her is sentenced to 200 years behind bars
- Eric Devin Masters, 29, was sentenced to 50 to 200 years in prison
- He took 18-month-old girl to a motel in Michigan, where he tied her limbs to bedposts and performed a number of sexual acts before urinating on her
- He shared video in exchange for more child pornography, the FBI said
- In Thursday’s sentencing, Judge Mark Trusock said: ‘You are truly an evil individual and we need to make sure that you are never allowed in society’
- Masters apologized in court and said he was a victim of abuse himself
- He was sentenced to 50 years last month for making child pornography
A former US Coast Guard has been sentenced up to 200 years in prison for filming himself as he raped an 18-month-old girl in a motel before urinating on her.
Judge Mark Trusock told Eric Devin Master, ‘You are truly an evil individual and we need to make sure that you are never allowed in society’, during the sentencing hearing at Kent County Circuit Court in Michigan on Thursday.
Masters, 29, who was already sentenced to 50-years last month for making sexually explicit videos of children in five counties throughout the state, claimed he had an addiction to child pornography and said he had been a victim of abuse himself.
Eric Devin Masters (left, and right, in court Thursday) was sentenced to between 50 and 200 years for three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Judge Mark Trusock said he was ‘truly an evil individual’
Masters, who pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, was accused of taking the toddler to a motel in 2012, where he tied her arms and legs to bedposts and raped her.
He admitted to assaulting the girl three times over the course of eight days, the Detroit Free Press reported.
Masters filmed himself engaging in multiple sex acts with the toddler before urinating on her in a video that he emailed to others in exchange for more child pornography, the FBI said.
The girl’s mother begged the judge to keep Masters locked up, testifying that her daughter is still traumatized at the age of five.
The girl, who was sexually abused until she was three, remembers the abuse and has spoken about it, mlive.com reported.
Trusock, who sentenced Masters to between 50 and 200 years on Thursday, said: ‘I want to send a clear message to the Parole Board, when you first come up for parole as a 79-year-old, that I don’t want you out.
‘This incident is one of the most egregious things that I’ve ever had to deal with in dealing with criminal cases for 31 years.
‘There is just no justification, there is just no excuse for this. You are truly an evil individual and we need to make sure that you are never allowed in society.’
Trusock said: ‘This incident is one of the most egregious things that I’ve ever had to deal with in dealing with criminal cases for 31 years’
Masters apologized for the ‘horrible crime’ and told the court: ‘Something horrible was done to me and number my emotions to others.
‘And then I committed the same horrible thing to others. With God’s help we can both be healed.’
Masters molested five young girls in counties throughout West Michigan over the course of four years, starting in 2011 when he was still on duty with the Coast Guard, according to the FBI.
In March, Masters was sentenced to 50 years for making child pornography involving three girls between 18months and 12-years of age, the FBI said.
He also illicitly filmed girls as they were leaving the shower, using the bathroom, and changing in their bedrooms.
While he was on bond for molesting a 17-year-old in 2014, he friended a 13-year-old through Facebook and had sex with her, the FBI said.
Masters previously claimed that he was addicted to child pornography, which he shared with his brother Timothy Matthew Masters, 33, WZZM reported. Timothy was sentenced to 27 years for assaulting a 10-year-old girl.
One email sent from Timothy to his younger brother included a pornographic picture of a girl while she was sleeping, with the subject line: ‘Good night last night’.
According to court documents cited by WZZM, FBI agents found 21 videos and images depicting the sexual exploitation of a child during a federal investigation. One took place on Christmas, Masters’ birthday.
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