A Colorado man faces over a century of imprisonment on the grounds of sexual assault of two minors over the course of two years.

According to Law & Crime, Christipher Shafer, 48, was convicted of five counts of sexual assault in June. The sentencing of 120 years to life that rolled by Friday, was followed by a statement from Weld County District Court Judge Timothy Kerns who assured the public that the judiciary would never allow any child to be a victim of Shafer’s monstrous crimes henceforth.

Shafer stands guilty of breaching two laws i.e. a state law that prohibits the sexual assault of a minor below 15 years of age, and a more stringent law meted out by prosecutors who reportedly accused-and-proved–that Shafer’s abuse on the two girls was part of a twisted “pattern of abuse,” the outlet noted.

Shafer’s crimes surfaced after the victims aged seven and nine came out in the open and spoke out about their traumas in 2018. The incidents allegedly happened in 2016. Jurors sat through a rather daunting task of listening to the girls narrate their horrific experiences, which included being forced to watch porn aside from being touched inappropriately. The girls further revealed that any signs of resistance would be met with a smack of their heads by Shafer.

Shafer was allegedly obsessed with making the girls watch bondage, domination, or sadomasochism scenes that he often played on his phone, only to force them to act out and emulate what they had just watched while being in bed with him.

The victims identified Shafer on the basis of his facial appearance and a piercing on the tip of his penis.

Kerns ordered for the sentencing to be served consecutively, and zeroed in on the harshest of punishments for each of the charges. While his connection with the girls is yet to be established, it is believed that the minors’ families and Shafer were friends. The abusive instances were documented by the Greeley Tribune.

This isn’t Shafer’s first run-in with the law. He was apprehended in the past on the grounds of sexual assault of a child in Arizona in 2006. However, the charges were dropped roughly two years later.

Kerns lauded the girls for coming forward and displaying bravery in the face of something as emotionally fraught as what they experienced. The judge maintained that he viewed the girls as survivors and extremely strong young women.

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