Denison couple sentenced for child sex assault, child porn charges

Laura and Steve Sloan were sentenced after pleading guilty to child sex and child pornography charges.

DENISON, Tex. (KXII) - A Grayson County judge sentenced a Denison couple who pleaded guilty to child sex assault charges.

Laura Sloan, 44, was sentenced to life in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child. Her husband, Steve Sloan, 56, was sentenced to 50 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child and three counts of possession of child porn. Both will be required to register as sex offenders for life.

An investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force led to a search of a Denison home.

Steve confessed to downloading and frequently viewing child pornography and taking a limited role in sexually abusing a child.

Laura confessed to having sexual relations with a minor for about five or six years.

“This is a very disturbing case, and the victim will have a long road to recovery from the abuse suffered at their hands. Laura and Steve Sloan deserve every day they will serve in prison for the atrocities they committed. Our hope is that the plea agreement will ensure they never harm another child again.” said District Attorney Brett Smith.