A 59-year-old man who repeatedly sexually assaulted a three-year-old boy has been sent to prison for over a century.
Mario Hernandez, from Upland, California, was convicted to 106 years behind bars.
The abuse was carried out over a span of seven years from when the boy was three years old, according to the San Bernardino deputy district attorney Karen Schmauss.
Hernandez reportedly often withdrew food from the boy to bribe him to perform sexual acts, added Ms Schmauss, and he would tell the child: “You owe me.”
“He would also refuse to sign the boy’s school planner if he did not cooperate,” Ms Schmauss said in a statement.
“As the victim grew older, Hernandez threatened harm to the boy and his brother if they told anyone.”
When he was 10 years old, the boy told his school friends what was happening.