On Oct. 22, Fort Worth, Texas’ 2nd Court of Appeals affirmed James Kevin Pope’s 40 life sentences for sexual assault of a child and three 20-year sentences — one for each of three counts of sexual performance of a child.

Because the 415th District Court ordered Pope to serve the sentences consecutively, he could face up to 2,460 years in prison for engaging in group sex with his three teenage daughters. That estimate is based on 60 years per life sentence, according to Eddy Lewallen, the Parker County assistant district attorney who represents the state in the appeal of Pope v. State.

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