34-year-old man impregnated 14-year-old twins, their 12-year-old sister while he lived with them

By Associated Press and Forrest Hanson For Dailymail.com

A man who impregnated 14-year-old twins and their 12-year-old sister while living in their Ohio home has been sentenced to 27 years in prison.

Arnold Perry, 34, was sentenced Thursday in Youngstown after pleading guilty to two counts of rape and one count of sexual battery in November, The Vindicator reports.

Perry was a friend of the family.

The girls’ mother allowed him to live at their Youngstown home when he needed somewhere to stay, Assistant Mahoning County Prosecutor Jennifer McLaughlin said in court.

‘These girls will suffer the rest of their lives because of this,’ McLaughlin told the court.

She added that Perry had abused the family’s trust.

The girls were impregnated in 2015 and 2016.

One of the twins had an abortion while her sisters had babies because their pregnancies were discovered too late to end them, McLaughlin said.

Perry’s attorney declined to comment Friday.

Authorities say he impregnated 14-year-old twins and  their sister, 12. The girls' mother allowed him to stay in their home because he had nowhere else to go. One twin had an abortion; the others had babies because their pregnancies were discovered too late

The 27-year sentence, handed down by Judge Maureen Sweeney, is two years more than the recommended 25-year sentence, The Vindicator reports.

Prosecutors said Perry had been convicted of similar crimes in the past.

Defense attorney Mark Lavelle said in court that Perry’s was the most heinous case he’d ever handled, yet argued his client should be sentenced to between 15 and 16 years in prison.

Lavelle said Perry suffered a brain injury as a child that prevents him from having feelings about his actions.

Perry apologized before sentencing.

‘I know now what I did was wrong,’ he said. ‘I wish I could take it back.’

The girls’ mother said she is raising two babies, and that Perry’s family isn’t helping her.

Upon his release from prison, Perry will need to register as a Tier 3 sex offender, WFMJ reports.

Tier 3 sex offenders are considered high risk individuals and are considered as such for the remainder of their lives

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