SPOKANE, Wash. – A man who raped his daughter and posted videos of the abuse online before fleeing the country has pleaded guilty in federal court and likely faces the rest of his life in prison.
Kenneth John Freeman, 46, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to having sex with a child and production of child pornography.
The deal with federal prosecutors called for a sentence of 50 years in prison when he is sentenced next March 25, although a judge could change that.
Freeman also was pleading guilty to state court charges Wednesday.
Freeman, a computer adviser, bodybuilder and former reserve sheriff's deputy in Benton County, fled the U.S. in 2006 and lived in China.
He was on the most-wanted lists of the U.S. Marshals Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He was arrested in May 2007 when he re-entered Hong Kong.