An ex-Marine who reportedly won a Purple Heart convicted on two-child sex charges as was his former wife as “part of their parenting plan”.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that jurors in federal court heard testimony recounting graphic and disgusting behavior conducted by parents Jonathan and Sarah Adleta, who were accused of preying on their daughter and son over a period of four years.
Jonathan Adleta, 25, was found guilty Thursday of two child-sex charges and sentencing will be in December.
Ex-wife Sarah Adleta, 29, had already pleaded guilty in May to related charges and could see 15 to 30 years behind bars when she’s sentenced
Prosecutors presented their case about the couples abuse as jurors were told how Jonathan Adleta jumpstarted his abominable acts with a confession that he wanted to have “daddy-daughter sex,” the Sentinel reported.
Sarah Adleta gave testimony that when they were dating, Jonathan elaborated on his desire to have sexual situations between fathers and daughters.
She gave birth to their daughter in March 2009, and they married the in 2010. They also had a son together.
According to The Sentinel, Jonathan Adleta said he would only marry Sara if she allowed him to fulfill his sick incestuous fantasy.
Sarah Adleta told a stunned jury she was willing to do whatever it took stay with her man and did so.
Jonathan Adleta, who rose to the rank of assistant training officer in the Marines, was later deployed to Afghanistan.
In his LinkedIn profile, he claims he was injured during Operation Enduring Freedom and was awarded the Purple Heart.
Upon returning to the U.S. he moved his family to California, where Sarah Adleta told juror the sexual abuse of their own children persisted.
The couple later divorced in 2011, and Sarah Adleta moved back to Florida with their kids.
He also met another woman, 23-year-old Samantha Bryant, and after they began dating, he started abusing her 4-year-old daughter. Bryant allowed the sexual assault to occur, FBI investigators said.
Child pornography was later found in the Oklahoma home she shared with Jonathan Adleta.
In December 2012, Sarah Adleta brought her children to Oklahoma to spend time with their father, his new GF Bryant and her two children.
During that time, Jonathan Adleta allegedly abused his daughter in his bedroom while Sarah Adleta watched.
The toddler “seemed very resistant,” the mom testified, and appeared “really upset.”
She said her ex-husband suggested she find another man to have sex with their daughter so that the girl wouldn’t be “freaking out” during future situations, the Sentinel reported. The trio also reputedly recorded the abuse and put it on the web via Skype.
Adleta, his wife and his girlfriend, faces life imprisonment for their abhorrent mistreatment of the innocent.