St. Croix County (WQOW) - A western Wisconsin man accused of sexually assaulting a child and using her to make child porn is going to prison for a long time.
St. Croix County Judge Scott Needham sentenced Richard Maness, from Somerset, to 30 years behind bars.
Maness was charged with sexually assaulting a girl for several years, starting when she was nine. A search of his home turned up naked pictures of her, and homemade videos of naked children.
Investigators said the seized photos also showed Maness' ex-wife, Jennifer Bowers, sexually assaulting a two-and-a-half-year-old boy. She is scheduled to be sentenced at the end of March.
A western Wisconsin man was ordered to stand trial Wednesday for making child porn, and now his ex-wife has been charged with child sexual assault.
Richard Maness, from Somerset, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday.
According to the criminal complaint: Maness repeatedly sexually assaulted a girl starting when she was 9, and for several years after that. Investigators say a search of his home turned up naked pictures of the girl, along with other pictures and homemade videos of naked children.
Charges were also filed this week against his ex-wife. Investigators say the photo's that were seized included pictures of Jennifer Bowers sexually assaulting a 2 1/2 year old boy.
Bowers is in jail on a $10,000 bond She returns to court Friday. Maness is being held on a $100,000 bond, and will be back in court on February 16.