A man from Water Valley, Texas, was sentenced today to serve 60 years in prison for producing hundreds of videos and images of himself sexually abusing a child.
Douglas Stephen Groover, 37, was sentenced after pleading guilty in February 2020 to two counts of production of child pornography. The sentence, which was imposed by U.S. District Judge James Wesley Hendrix of the Northern District of Texas, also included a lifetime term of supervised release and a restitution award of $53,000.
According to court documents, in addition to the hundreds of videos and images he created of himself sexually abusing a minor, he also admitted to sexually abusing at least two additional minors. Groover also admitted to maintaining a large collection of child pornography, which included depictions of the sexual abuse of infants and toddlers, sadism and bestiality.
Go San Angelo reported: One victim told investigators she had been assaulted by the suspect for several years. She said she had been forced to wear costumes and lingerie for the suspect, and he would photograph and video record her.
The warrant search of Groover’s home revealed a black Nikon camera, and several digital storage devices, which contained child pornography. Also found were lingerie and costumes consistent with the victim’s description.