Pervert Luis Andres Cardona, 53, taped himself raping a nine-year-old, who he admitted he'd been molesting between December 2008 and February 2011.
But then, when he ran low on cash, he pawned the video camera, but forgot to take the tape out and the Rio Grande, TX, family who bought it found the sickening footage, cops said.
They quickly turned it over to police.
The pedophile who will spend the rest of his life behind bars after he was jailed for 50-years begged forgiveness from the girl and her family according to The Monitor.
He said: “I am ashamed of what I did. There is no way to explain what happened. I pray the mother can forgive me and that my children can forgive me.”
He never mentioned his victim.
Beyond footage of Cardona molesting the child, investigators recovered several other sexual episodes with adult women.
A federal grand jury indicted Cardona last month on child pornography charges, as well.