July 4, 2015
A man has been sentenced to two life prison terms for raping his girlfriend's daughters in Reno while their mother supervised.
Michael Jones must serve at least 40 years in prison before being eligible for parole under the sentence imposed by Washoe District Judge Steven Kosach.
The girls' mother, Jackie Williams, received a similar sentence earlier.
Reno police were alerted to the abuse after abandoned journals were found written by the couple and the oldest daughter, who was 12, that detailed the abuse of the girl and her 11-year-old sister in 2004.
Authorities say Williams was living in a van with five children at the time.
She and Jones were arrested last year, and both pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault on a child.
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