Editor's note: We will see more cases like this, deal with more monsters like this, if we continue down our current path of not providing for our children with autism. This is a warning to our legislators about the oncoming storm.By the Associated Press Feb 13, 2009
ALVA - A 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to charges in the videotaped torture of a mentally disabled man in Woods County.
Jesse Thomas Wallace pleaded guilty in Woods County District Court in Alva to felony charges of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and maiming.
Wallace was sentenced to nine years in prison and ordered to write a letter of apology to the victim.
Wallace and Marvin Tarver were accused of using a coat hanger to brand the autistic man and of shooting him with an air pistol and a paintball gun.
The attack was videotaped then transferred to DVD and Wallace acknowledged he had hoped to sell the DVDs.
Charges against Tarver are pending.
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.