SANTA ANA ( — A Costa Mesa man will spend a year behind bars after pleading guilty to exposing himself to up to 10 high school girls throughout the Santa Ana area.

Alfredo Landaverde, 48, struck a plea deal with prosecutors, that will require him to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. The sentence will also enforce five years of formal probation, according to Deputy District Attorney Courtney Thom.

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Landaverde drove a white minivan near Valley High School, Segerstrom High School, Godinez Fundamental High School, and Gerald P. Carr Intermediate School in Santa Ana and exposed himself to up to 10 girls, ages 14-17, between the dates of Oct. 3 and Dec. 6, according to Thom.

Authorities arrested Landaverde back in December of 2012 during a traffic stop in Santa Ana. Police investigators believe he may have committed similar crimes in Fountain Valley and Costa Mesa.

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Landaverde pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent exposure, as well as five counts of annoying or molesting a child younger than the age of 18.

If convicted at trial, Landaverde could have faced a prison sentence of up to 6 years.

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