Anchorage woman receives 75 years for sexual abuse of minors

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The judge who oversaw the case said that the details were “as bad as I’ve ever seen,” as he sentenced an Anchorage woman to 75 years for sexual abuse of children.

The woman, Naomi Sinford, reportedly sobbed as her sentence was read and said that she had been manipulated by others, according to a Department of Law press release.

The sentence was a composite of two separate charges, one for abusing a four-year-old girl in her care with her then boyfriend, Raymond Thiele in 2010. Thiele was sentenced in 2018 to 60 years in prison for his role in the crime.

The second charge was for a 2005 abuse charge involving another girl when she was between one and three years old. During the same time period, she also abused another minor between the ages of eight and nine. Sinford’s husband at the time, Brian Meester, participated in those crimes and was sentenced to 18 years in 2017. Judge Wolverton sentenced Sinford to five years for sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree.

According to a press release from the Alaska Department of Law, Sinford’s defense lawyer claimed that Sinford herself had experienced sexual abuse as a minor and pointed to her willingness to testify against Thiele, her former boyfriend, as he asked for a lighter sentence for his defendant.

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