An Oklahoma couple were sentenced to life imprisonment without parole on Monday for committing numerous sex crimes against children.

Pauls Valley residents Gerrad Coddington, 25, and Christina Nelson-Coddington, 25, were accused with abusing and raping their 2-year-old daughter and plotting to do the same to their unborn baby through online messages.

According to The Metro UK, the Coddingtons had handcuffed, beaten and raped their daughter.

Judge Leah Edward sentenced the couple a lifetime in jail for 29 charges of sex crimes including rape, incest, child abuse and manufacturing child sex abuse images.

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said that the couple’s crimes were “the worst he has ever seen”.

“The actions of these two individuals, with regard to the children who were subjected to these horrific acts, unconscionable, unconceivable,” Hunter said. “These are evil people who present a danger to society.”

Hunter said that he commends Judge Edwards for holding the Coddingtons accountable to the fullest extent of the law and praised his colleagues from his office, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for achieving a successful result on the case.

The Coddingtons were arrested on June 6 when a tip off to the FBI led to the discovery of around 6,000 pages of incriminating conversations online.

The Bureau also found a “vile” pornographic picture of a minor in Facebook which led them being charged with manufacturing child pornography, lewd acts with a minor and violating the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act.

The Sun reported that the investigation unearthed more information and more alleged victims.

The suspects are now charged with first-degree incest, child abuse and conspiracy charges.

The investigation revealed that more victims were handcuffed, beaten and raped, and one of those victims was a six-year-old child who was “restrained with handcuffs” and tortured with a taser.

“Children are among the most vulnerable and defenceless in our society and crimes against them will never be tolerated by my office,” Hunter said. “We will also ensure those who commit these types of crimes are held accountable and punished to the full extent of the law.”

The couple is now being detained in Garvin County Jail.

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