Anchorage mother sentenced for sexual abuse of young children
An Anchorage woman was sentenced to 75 years in prison for sexually abusing two of her young daughters and a relative, all of which were under the age of 10, according to a press release from the Alaska attorney general's office Wednesday.
Naomi Sinford, formerly known as Naomi Meester, was sentenced by a judge Tuesday in two separate criminal cases involving the abuse of the three girls. In each case, the Department of Law says Sinford acted with either a boyfriend or spouse to commit the abuse. She previously pleaded guilty in both cases.
Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton said the facts of the cases were "as bad as [he's] ever seen." He described photos from one case as "horrifying," the release states.
The first case involved abuse that occurred in 2010. The victim, one of Sinford's daughters, was 4 years old at the time. Sinford was sentenced to 70 years in prison, with 10 years suspended, for first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and 15 years, with five years suspended, for unlawful exploitation of a minor.
According to the release, Sinford's boyfriend at the time, Raymond Thiele, participated in the sexual assaults. Thiele previously pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor and was sentenced in October 2018 to 75 years in prison, with 15 years suspended.
The second case involved abuse that occurred in 2005. The victims included another one of Sinford's daughters, who was abused between the ages of 1 and 3, and a female relative, who was abused between the ages of 8 and 9.
Sinford's husband at the time, Brian Meester, also participated in the abuse. According to the release, he is the youngest victim's father.
Meester previously pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and one count of first-degree attempted sexual abuse of a minor. He was sentenced in February 2017 to 20 years, with 10 years to serve, on the sexual abuse charge and 15 years, with seven suspended, on the attempted sexual abuse charge.
Sinford was sentenced to eight years with three years in prison for second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. According to the release, Sinford had also been previously convicted for contributing to the delinquency of a minor in 2005.
Craig Howard, Sinford's attorney, spoke during the sentencing hearing of Sinford's own sexual abuse as a child. According to the release, he said she was willing to testify against Thiele. He also asked the court to consider a 30–40-year sentencing range.
Prior to being sentenced, Sinford made a statement to the judge in which she sobbed and attributed her actions to manipulation by others. She told the judge she learned not to trust anyone but herself, the release states.
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