Abilene man gets 30 years after pleading guilty to several child sex crimes

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - An Abilene man accused of soliciting multiple minors online as well as having inappropriate sexual contact with children has been sentenced to serve 30 years behind bars. 

David Lee Longman, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, one count of Online Solicitation of a Minor, and two counts of Sexual Assault of a Child Thursday and received his 30-year sentence. 

Court documents state detectives were investigating Longman for the Online Solicitation of a Minor case when they learned he may have been sexually involved with a 12-year-old victim.

Detectives then questioned Longman, and the documents state he waived his rights and confessed to inappropriately touching the 12-year-old on multiple occasions and he also admitted to having sexual contact with the 12-year-old at least one time. 

This 12-year-old didn't make an outcry when initially questioned by detectives, according to the documents, which state she did confirm the sexual assaults when the detective said Longman admitted to "hurting her". She also told detectives she had made an outcry to multiple family members, but they did not believe her. 

Another child victim came forward in August of 2016 and stated she had engaged in several sexual acts with Longman.

In a subsequent interview with investigators, Longman admitted to engaging in sexual activity with the child and "confessed that he communicated with [the child] over the internet," according to the records.

Longman was then arrested again in April of 2017. Following his second arrest, police issued a statement warning parents that, "Longman preys on children by pretending to be an underage male, then asking young children to send him obscene photos."

Police also stated that, "Longman frequently used phone applications such as KiK, MeetMe, Snapchat and other online social media platforms to target and engage with underage females."

They're asking parents to remain vigilant about their children's online activity. 


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