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Texas couple sentenced to combined 140 years in prison for child pornography

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Posted at 10:23 PM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 23:23:16-05

BIG SPRING, TX — A husband and wife from Big Spring, Texas, were sentenced to a combined 140 years in prison for conspiracy to produce child pornography and other crimes against children Thursday.

Christopher James Regan, 38, was sentenced to 90 years in prison after pleading guilty in October 2019 to conspiracy to produce child pornography and two counts of producing child pornography.

Tanya Marie Regan, 35, was sentenced to 50 years in prison after her October 2019 guilty plea to conspiracy to produce child pornography and possession of prepubescent child pornography.

The sentences were imposed by U.S District Judge Mark T. Pittman of the Northern District of Texas. The sentences also included lifetime terms of supervised release for both defendants.

According to court documents, Christopher and Tanya Regan sexually abused and produced child pornography of multiple children, and possessed and distributed child pornography to one another as well. In plea papers, the couple admitted that at Christopher Reagan's direction, Tanya Regan repeatedly videotaped herself sexually abusing children for Christopher Regan's gratification.

Law enforcement seized electronics from the home, and several graphic videos were discovered on them.