VISTA (CNS) - A North County man who molested a female relative over several years in Vista was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in state prison.
Abel Hernandez, 56, was convicted last month of a dozen counts of committing a lewd act on a child, plus an allegation of substantial sexual contact. Vista Superior Court Judge Robert Kearney sentenced Hernandez to the maximum term under the law.
The girl -- now a teenager -- testified that Hernandez molested her "almost every day" from the time she was in kindergarten until third grade, between the ages of 6 and 11, then sporadically until she was in the fifth grade.
The girl's mother reported the abuse after the girl told her about it.
Hernandez was arrested in February 2012.
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