An Oviedo, Florida man currently serving 15 years for sexual battery on a minor has received an additional 25-year sentence for raping the same child in Tennessee.
Marc Anthony Baechtle, 46, will serve a 25-year prison sentence in Tennessee subsequent to completing the remaining eight years of his Florida sentence. According to the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office, Baechtle began sexually assaulting a Florida girl when she was 10 years old. It continued for several years and took place in several states.
The victim, now an adult, appeared in Criminal Court Thursday, August 28th, and asked the judge to sentence Baechtle to the 25-year maximum for his criminal actions. The lady said he “ripped her childhood from her and that she testified against him in trial in July so he could not do the same to others,” according to a press release from the District Attorney General’s office.
Baechtle issued an apologetic statement to the court for his actions, and he requested maximal punishment: “I hope you give me the maximum sentence, because I deserve it.”
Baechtle’s Tennessee sentence carries no parole. He will be on the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry and under community supervision for life. In Florida, he is classified as a sexual predator under the law.