A Porterville man was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Thursday for molesting three minors over five years, said the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office.
Jacinto Trevino Rodriguez, 56, initially pleaded no contest on Dec. 28, 2016 to 17 felony counts of lewd acts upon a child under 14. He was sentenced in Tulare County Superior Court in Visalia.
The convictions are part of California’s “three strikes” law and are considered violent felonies. Rodriguez is required to serve 85 percent of his sentence and must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
He sexually assaulted the three victims from Dec. 26, 2011 to Sept. 6, 2016, said the District Attorney’s Office.