Heinous stories like these are, of course, in no way indicative of the average heterosexual person’s fitness for parenthood. Of course, that’s not a courtesy that the Religious Right extends to the LGBT community, as they will flog any horrible story involving LGBT people in order to broadbrush every one of us as perverts. Then again, we are honest brokers, and Religious Right activists are not:
Jonathan and Sarah Adleta’s children were doomed to a life of perverse cruelty before they were even born.
Jonathan Adleta, a former Marine officer, dreamed of the day he could have “daddy-daughter sex.” After Sarah Adleta became pregnant with a daughter, he said he would marry her only if she agreed to let him carry out that desire. When the couple had a son, Sarah Adleta was expected to have sexual encounters with him.
In an Orlando federal courtroom this week, prosecutors and witnesses described, in disturbing and graphic detail, the heinous exploitation and abuse the couple’s toddlers endured at the hands of their parents — even after they divorced.
Jonathan Adleta lived his dream until March, when the FBI received a tip that his 29-year-old former wife was communicating with a North Carolina man who was arrested on charges of having sex with a child.
That’s when federal authorities began unraveling a cross-country web of sexual abuse that culminated in convictions for both parents — and could land 25-year-old Jonathan Adleta in prison for life.
Sarah Adleta, a University of Central Florida student, pleaded guilty in May to two charges of sexual exploitation of a minor. She faces 15 to 30 years in federal prison and will be sentenced next month. On Thursday, jurors found Jonathan Adleta guilty of two child-sex charges. He’ll be sentenced in December and faces 10 years to life in prison.
Joe posted this earlier with the headline Every Child Needs A Mom And A Dad, pointing out that Dan Savage also will use similar headlines to make the same point I just made.