Odessa couple sentenced in child sexual assault case

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ECTOR COUNTY, Texas (Nexstar)- Michael and Martha Mulkey both pled guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child in court today. 

According to District Attorney Dusty Galivan, with the consent of the victims, Michael Mulkey was sentenced to 25 years in prison and Martha Mulkey was sentenced to 45 years in prison. Both will be required to register as sex offenders. 

The couple was first arrested in 2018 after a 10-year-old girl told police she had been sexually abused by the couple over a two-year period. 

Martha Mulkey was later indicted on 17 additional charges after more victims came forward. 

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