Richard Carino, 48, of Port Richey, Florida, was convicted in federal court of possessing and receiving child sexual abuse images of children as young as 6-years-old being brutally raped and tortured. According to the Tampa Tribune, U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich sentenced Carino to 33 years and 9 months in federal prison, saying, “”I see a deep darkness within you, sir. It leads to an abyss. You have hurt so many people. You don’t deserve to be out in the community.”
Carino’s younger sister told the judge her brother repeatedly sexually molested her when they were children. Later, her brother told her he was only interested in children.
“I have spent thousands of dollars in therapy, but can’t undo the damage Richard Carino has done to me and my family,” she said.
Carino’s wife found the child pornography, reported it to authorities and testified against him at trial. We applaud her courage and integrity.