Superior Court Judge Michael N. Annis handed down a sentence of life in prison plus 30-years to James Paul Collins Jr., 38, of the 2000 block of Wrightsboro Road. Collins and Allison Cansler, 31, were arrested after the children reported the abuse. A search warrant of their home revealed a sex toy and homemade pornography that the children, ages 8 and 9, described.
Collins and Cansler were supposed to baby-sitting the children while their mother worked a night shift.
Cansler received a 40-year sentence of prison and probation on Jan. 13 for her part in the incident.
Collins was to stand trial this week, but after a jury was selected Monday morning in Richmond County Superior Court, he opted to plead guilty to four counts aggravated child molestation, three counts child molestation, and a single count each of aggravated sexual battery and enticing a minor for indecent purposes.
Collins had previously been convicted of theft and interference with government property.