Big Spring couple sentenced in child exploitation case

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(Big 2/Fox 24) – A husband and wife from Big Spring were sentenced to prison for “several crimes against multiple children,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office on Friday.

Christopher and Tanya Regan were accused of sexually abusing multiple children and producing and sharing child pornography, the release reads.

Officials with the U.S. Attorney’s Office say Tanya would record herself sexually abusing children at the direction of Christopher. Additionally, officials say both would have graphic discussions about the abuse on various online platforms.

“These heinous crimes were conducted by sexual predators who posed a serious danger to children,” said United States Attorney Erin Nealy Cox. “I commend the swift and dedicated work of law enforcement, and am glad we were able to serve justice for the victims.” 

Christopher entered a guilty plea on charges of conspiracy to produce child pornography and two counts of producing child pornography and was sentenced to 90 years in prison, according to the release.

Tanya also entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to produce child pornography and possession of child pornography. Officials say she was sentenced to 50 years back in October 2019.

“This is one of the most despicable cases of child exploitation and abuses of trust I have seen in my law-enforcement career,” said Ryan L. Spradlin, Special Agent in Charge of HSI Dallas. “Even the most hardened criminal would likely take exception to this kind of heinous behavior. No sentence is long enough for these two individuals, and it sends a clear message to others who sexually exploit vulnerable children: We will come after you and hold you accountable for your reprehensible actions.”

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