Man found guilty of child molestation sentenced to 190 years in prison

Posted at 11:08 AM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 14:08:37-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The man found guilty of molesting eight children as young as three years old in Kern County has been sentenced to 190 years to life in prison.

Armando Villanueva, 58, was sentenced Friday. According to court documents, from 2006 to 2016 Villanueva molested eight children ranging from ages three to 12 years old at a home daycare operated by him and his wife in McFarland.

The jury convicted Villanueva in December of eight felony counts of lewd and lascivious act with a child under 14 years of age and two felony counts of oral copulation with a child under the age of 14 years.