By Valerie Reddell
Jamie Lee Hubelin appeared before 1A District Judge Delinda Gibbs-Walker on Oct. 19 where he pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of continuous sexual abuse in connection with incidents that occurred between 2009 and 2015, court records show.
Hubelin was dressed in an orange striped county jail uniform and responded to Gibbs-Walkers questions in a muted voice.
When the judge asked, "Are you pleading guilty because you are guilty?" Hubelin tearfully answered yes.
He was sentenced to 36 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for each charge, with the sentences to run concurrently.
The Texas Attorney General's office handled the prosecution in this case.
Woodville attorney Amy Bythewood delivered a victim impact statement as part of her representation of the two child victims in a related CPS case.
Hubelin was directed to stand and face Bythewood as she told of the trauma these victims had endured through several years of their young lives.
"This was so traumatizing that, to them, you became the monster that hides under the bed," Bythewood said.
She continued, saying that the four girls that lived in the household had been removed from their mother's custody because of her inability to protect them from him.
"All four girls couldn't be kept together, but they have been adopted," Bythewood said.
"They will take this with them forever in their hearts, and in their relationships. You, sir, were their monster."
Following the hearing, Bythewood said she was pleased with the outcome, which spared the children from testifying.