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Man pleads guilty to raping girl, 4

Associated Press

SEATTLE – A Kent man accused of raping a 4-year-old girl and broadcasting it live over the Internet has pleaded guilty.

Brian K. Beston, 36, pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree child rape, first-degree child molestation, sexual exploitation of a minor and dealing in child pornography.

Prosecutors will recommend a minimum 26-year sentence when he is sentenced May 14 in King County Superior Court. He could also face life in prison.

His wife, Hollie Beston, also is accused of taking part in the sexual abuse and faces similar charges. Her court hearing is set for April 20.

The couple were charged in November when a California child molester who had watched Brian Beston rape the girl over the Internet came forward to tell authorities about it as part of his therapy.

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