Man gets 37 years in prison for sexually abusing children

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — An Albany man who sexually abused three children has been sentenced to more than 35 years in prison.

The Gazette Times reports 46-year-old Juan Leal-Galvez pleaded guilty to 14 charges Monday in Benton County Circuit Court. The charges included rape, sexual abuse, oral sex and intercourse in crimes that began in February 2007 and continued until earlier this year.

Leal-Galvez originally faced 48 charges.

Leal-Galvez had been the boyfriend of the victims’ mother.

One of the victims who was abused by Leal-Galvez starting when she was 7 read a statement saying she still feels guilt and pain and that the abuse led to poor performance in school, nightmares and forced her to try to stay away from home.

Leal-Galvez was arrested in March after a victim told her doctor about the abuse.