Mesa Perv Who Drugged/Molested Girlfriend's Daughter Going to Prison -- For a Long Long Time

A Mesa pervert who convinced his girlfriend to help him drug and then molest her own daughter has been sentenced to a fairly lengthy prison sentence.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Paul McMurdie this morning sentenced William Lewis Riedel to 20 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor, and 15 years in prison for child molestation, attempted child molestation, attempted sexual exploitation of a minor and unlawful administration of drugs. The sentences are to run consecutively.

As far as perverts go, Riedel's crimes are about as sick as it gets.

Riedel, a former family counselor, convinced his girlfriend to feed her own daughter sleeping pills before the couple molested the 11-year-old girl several times over a three-month period in 2006.

After he was caught, Riedel told police he "groomed" the girls mother to participate in the molestation. He bought Ambien sleeping pills and had the girl's mother tell her it was allergy medicine.

In 2008, Riedel was engaged to a different woman, who had a daughter, too. The daughter of Riedel's fiancee, in fact, is the one who discovered photos on Riedel's computer of him and his former flame molesting the victim. In each photo, the girl appeared drugged or unconscious. The fiancee's daughter told her mother, who called the cops.

Police confiscated Riedel's computer and, aside from the images of Riedel molesting the victim, found numerous other images of kiddy porn.

Given Riedel's crimes, we have a feeling he stands to make some (ahem) great friends in prison.

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