A 43-year-old man was sentenced to 131 years to life in prison Friday after being found guilty of child molestation, Fresno County District Attorney Elizabeth A. Egan said.
Robert Lee Griffin Jr. was found guilty by a jury on two counts of lewd acts on multiple victims and one count of sexual penetration of a child on Jan. 15. Evidence showed that Griffin molested two girls, ages 10 and 11, over one year.
Griffin earned the victims' trust by giving them gifts, Egan said. The investigation was prompted by an anonymous tip that Griffin was in contact with the children, even though a 2006 misdemeanor charge for sexual exploitation prohibited him from doing so. In that case, Griffin videotaped children while they showered, Egan said.
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