A father and son were sentenced within an hour of each other on Tuesday for having sex with the same juvenile girl.
Marc A. Rowe, Jr., 19, will serve three-15 years for having sex with an underage girl who is now 14. His father, Marc A. Rowe Sr., 45, will serve 22-35 years for having sex with the same young girl.
The father had sex with the girl for several months starting when she was 12 years-old. His son started having sex with her in May of 2014, when he was 18 and the victim was a 13 year-old eighth grader.
“I hope he understands that the damage he has done is going to be with (the victim) for the rest of her life,” a family member said in court during the son’s sentencing. A judge denied the younger Rowe’s request to have his record sealed, telling him that he was “casual” about his abuse with the victim.
The younger defendant plead guilty back in March, and expressed his sorrow after his plea.
“I’m sorry for all the pain I’ve caused, all the problems that this has spawned,” he said. “I wish this could have all been avoided, but it happened, and it’s all my fault.”
As for the father, he will be forced to wear an electronic monitoring device for the rest of his life, and will need to register as a sex offender.