CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Charleston man who admitted to fathering three children with a family member earlier this year was sentenced Monday to serve 5 to 15 years in jail.
Charles Shamblin Jr., 60, of Paint Creek, pleaded guilty in July to one count of incest. In exchange, prosecutors dropped second-degree sexual assault and sexual abuse charges.
Despite his attorney's request for probation, Kanawha Circuit Judge Charles King sentenced Shamblin to the maximum time in prison plus 50 years of supervised release. Shamblin was given credit for 514 days of time already served.
The woman, who is now 36, told police that Shamblin abused her from the time she was 7 until she was 20, according to a search warrant affidavit.
The warrant, filed last year, stated the woman's children were ages 21, 16 and 15.
She told the judge Monday that she gave birth to the first of Shamblin's children when she was 13.
"He ruined my life. I had to raise three kids that I didn't want, I had to be a mother at 13 -- I wanted to be a doctor. Now, I'm working a minimum-wage job with no education other than my GED," she said.
Shamblin's attorney, Richard Holicker, told the judge that Shamblin suffers from dementia and should be hospitalized. He also argued that a sexual offender evaluation found Shamblin was only a "moderate risk" to commit another sexual crime.