SANTA ANA — A Garden Grove man pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually assaulting two 10-year-old girls and was immediately sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Victor Norman Ealey, 57, was also ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
He entered his plea to two felony counts of lewd acts on a child younger than 14. A sentencing enhancement for multiple victims, which would have made him eligible for a life sentence, was dropped.
Ealey knew the families of the victims, according to Deputy District Attorney Lexie Elliot.
One girl was about 10 when the abuse began in the beginning of 2014, she said, adding that the molestation continued through the end of 2016.
The other girl was molested April 30 of last year and told someone at school the next day, prompting a call to police, the prosecutor said.