- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A 55-year-old central Ohio man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for raping two girls as his girlfriend stood by and participated in some of the assaults.

The Franklin County prosecutor’s office says Alberto Hernandez was sentenced Tuesday in Columbus after being found guilty last week of four counts of rape for the assaults on the girls, who were ages 8 and 13 at the time.

His 44-year-old girlfriend previously pleaded guilty to two counts of rape in the attacks in 2014 and 2015. She’s expected to get 10 years in prison when sentenced June 9.

Prosecutors say the children were known to the couple. Hernandez testified at trial that he had no sexual contact with the girls.

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