Porterville man gets 120 years for child molestation

FRESNO, Calif.

33-year-old Steven Arthur pleaded "guilty" to tranquilizing four children. He and co-defendant -- Jennifer Thurman -- had at least temporary custody of the children in September 2007.

Authorities say the couple administered the tranquilizer by placing it in Oreo cookies or drinks given to the children. Once unconscious, the couple took pictures of themselves molesting the victims.

Arthur accepted a plea deal which includes a federal prison sentence of 120 years. Thurman will be sentenced on Friday.

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