Monroe County Man Given Two Life Prison Terms for Child Sex

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Tobin Michael "Toby" Parrish, a former ambulance worker in Monroeville, has been sentenced to two life terms in prison after pleading guilty to sodomizing a 12-year-old girl and recording the abuse in photographs and videos.

Monroe County District Attorney Tommy Chapman said Parrish engaged in deviant sexual contact with the child over several years. He said the child was well-known to Parrish and often visited in his home.

Officers had confiscated computers, sex toys and other evidence from Parrish's home and soon found more than 100 images of the 12-year-old girl engaged in various sexual acts.

At Friday's sentencing, the child's mother said she's "glad he is getting what he deserves." She and her daughter wept in court.

Parrish's attorney Paul Hardin declined to comment regarding the case.

Parrish was indicted on 10 criminal counts, including engaging in deviant sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion, sexual torture and multiple counts of possession and producing pornography involving a child.

Parrish pleaded guilty to sodomy, possession of pornography and production of pornography with intent to distribute.

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