For our next exhibit, we have a hideous specimen who might as well serve as the poster beast for human slime. Heidi Gannon, 39, was sentenced to 10 years in prison today. Her husband, Arthur Gannon, is already serving 69 to life for his role in the abuse the two subjected two young girls to in their New York home over the course of six years.
According to prosecutors, the disgusting couple began abusing the girls, who are related to them, when they were 8 years old. The victims testified that Arthur would use duct tape, rope and handcuffs to bind them, and would also blindfold them as well. He would then remove their clothing and sexually abuse them, stopping short of intercourse.
Heidi helped her husband by occasionally holding the girls down, and by taking photos and video of the acts. Arthur would put the images on his computer temporarily, but one of the victims told the court that he would ultimately delete the images and wipe the computer so as to avoid getting caught. Arthur repeatedly told the girls that they would get in trouble if they ever told anyone what he and Heidi were doing. One of the girls said she survived the assaults by going to a “space space in her head” where she didn’t have to feel anything. Eventually, the girls told employees at their school what was going on behind closed doors.
Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo said it was the worst sex abuse case he’s seen in 40 years on the job.
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