POMONA (CBSLA.com) — A man convicted of abusing two children received a sentence Tuesday of 80 years to life in prison.

On May 8, 33-year-old Roberto Edgar Torres of El Monte was convicted of multiple sex abuse charges, including two counts each of unlawful sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child 10 or under, among others.

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According to the District Attorney’s Office, the female victim was seven years old at the time. The male victim was seven or eight, and is now an adult.

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The crimes took place between January 1997 and March 2009.

Charges were filed in May 2009, but Torres fled to Mexico during the investigation. He was extradited in March 2012.

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