A Cotton Valley man who was charged in 2010 with aggravated rape and molestation of a seven-year-old female juvenile will spend the next 45 years imprisoned at hard labor without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.
Earlier this week, Judge Michael Craig handed down his ruling to Kristopher G. Hough, who was 19 at the time of his arrest.
Hough was originally indicted for aggravated rape, molestation of a juvenile and pornography involving a juvenile.
The sentence, however, was for a charge of attempted aggravated rape per a plea agreement with the Bossier-Webster District Attorney's office.
"All of our judges have a reputation of not tolerating sexual predators as is evident in the sentence Judge Craig handed down in this case," said Bossier-Webster District Attorney Schuyler Marvin. "The Webster Parish Sheriff's Office and assistant District Attorney Jack Montgomery did an excellent job in handling this matter."
According to Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton, Hough was already incarcerated on prior charges when the pornography-involving-a-juvenile charges were filed.
"Detectives Jennifer Ervin, Scott Tucker and Dustin Reynolds were contacted by the mother of the seven-year-old girl when she discovered Hough's digital camera with several nude images of a child on it," Sexton said. "When interviewed, Hough admitted it was his camera and he had taken the pictures."