PALMDALE-(VVNEWS.com): A 49-year-old Palmdale man was sentenced to 270 years in prison for molesting two girls related to his girlfriend. The man identified as Jeffery Lee Thomas, was in court on Friday to be sentenced for his conviction of two counts of lewd acts upon a child and one count of continuous sexual abuse.
Thomas, who was already a lifetime sex offender, pleaded not guilty and through a jury trial was found guilty on August 13, 2015. His previous conviction was in 2012 for two counts of lewd acts upon a child and one count of forcible lewd act upon a child
According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office Thomas started a relationship with the mother of two girls and soon after began abusing her 8 and 13 year old daughters. The abuse began in May 2010 and is believed to have lasted as long as two years.
The abuse came to light when the younger of the two victims told a medical professional about the incidents.