HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif (KABC) -- A man who worked as a part-time clown at children's parties was sentenced to 38 years in prison for sexually assaulting two girls in Huntington Beach.
Gualberto Torres-Vargas, 40, pleaded guilty to felony counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child, sodomy by force of a victim younger than 14, rape and lewd or lascivious acts with a minor younger than 14.
His victims were two girls ages 9 and 5. The molestations happened in November 2014 and 2015, according to court records.
Prosecutors said Torres-Vargas did not meet the victims through his clown job, and that he lived near the girls.
City News Service contributed to this report.
Huntington Beach man who worked as party clown gets 38 years in prison for child molestation
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