A Miami man who was arrested for sexually assaulting two Dania Beach children and downloading child porn was sentenced to 30 years in prison, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.
Randolph Pozdol, 68, who admitted to the assaults, told a federal court judge he suffered from sex addiction but that the assault on the children was a one-time aberration, the newspaper said.
"A period of madness is why I'm here today," he was quoted as saying.
Pozdol was originally arrested when downloads of child porn were traced to his home. Investigators found more than 175 illegal images and videos as well as the video of the sexual assault of the children, who appeared to have been drugged.
The assaults of the children, now 14 and 12 years old, happened over a two-and-a-half-year period between 2004 and 2006. Their mother, whom Pozdol sponsored in Alcoholics Anonymous and was romantically involved with, died of an accidental drug overdose in 2006 after taking morphine and an antidepressant, according to investigators.
The woman’s brother and sister, who adopted the two children, said in court that they were relieved Pozdol would not harm again, the Sentinel reported.