FRESNO, California — A California man was sentenced to 1,503 years in prison for raping his teenage daughter over a four-year period.
The 41-year-old from Fresno was sentenced Friday to the longest-known prison sentence in Fresno Superior Court history, the Fresno Bee reported.
The Associated Press is not naming the man because it could identify his daughter. The AP does not name victims of sexual abuse.
In announcing the punishment, Judge Edward Sarkisian Jr. told the man he is a “serious danger to society” and noted that he had never shown remorse and has blamed his daughter for his predicament.
The man’s daughter was first sexually abused by a family friend but instead of protecting her, he turned her into “a piece of property,” prosecutor Nicole Galstan said.
The victim was raped two to three times a week from May 2009 to May 2013, when the girl got the courage to leave him, Galstan said.
A jury in September found him guilty of 186 felony counts of sexual assault, including dozens of counts of rape of a minor.
“When my father abused me, I was young. I had no power, no voice. I was defenseless,” said the daughter, who now is 23 years old. She also told the judge that her father has never shown remorse for her pain and suffering.