Raven Smith Alabama man sentenced 615 years jail for sex crimes after judge hears emotional plea from victim mother.
Raven Smith, 35, received the damning sentence after Houston County Circuit Judge Todd Derrick heard an emotional plea from one of the victim’s mother.
Smith, from Cottonwood, Alabama, admitted to multiple counts of molesting, raping and sodomizing the young girls – all under the age of 16 – over several years, WTVY reported.
In court he apologized to the families of his victims.
Judge Derrick gave Smith the maximum jail sentence after hearing a emotional plea from the mother of one of the victims.
‘I can’t believe what I said meant that much to a judge to punish this man the way I wanted him to be (punished),’ she told WTVY.
District Attorney J.T. Jones became emotional as he described the crimes committed by Smith in court.
‘When you deal with cases that involve children, particularly young children, it’s going to hit your heartstrings every time,’ Jones said.
The mother said she believes there are more victims who were too afraid to come forward.
‘I don’t want them to be afraid anymore,’ she said. ‘I want them to know he’s in jail and can’t ever hurt them or anyone else.’
It is unlikely Smith will ever be paroled. It is unclear what inspired the sexual attacks against the young girls.