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Adelanto man gets prison time for molestation

VICTORVILLE • An Adelanto man accused of sexually abusing children for nearly a decade was sentenced to three years and eight months in state prison.

Aaron Ray Windham, 31, accepted the prosecution’s offer and pleaded no contest Tuesday to one felony count of child molestation and another felony count of molesting a child 14 or 15 years old.

Victorville Superior Court Judge Lorenzo Balderrama sentenced him immediately based on the plea bargain. He has already earned 524 days of credit, including 175 days of good-conduct credit, awaiting trial in jail, according to court records.

Windham was arrested in February when one of the victims spoke out.

The abuse first began in 2000 at the victim’s Hesperia home, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials. The boy was 10 years old at the time and the abuse continued until he was 17, officials said. Windham and the victim are related and were living together.

The victim, now an adult, contacted the Hesperia station to file a report.

After reviewing reports, the District Attorney’s office initially charged Windham with the continuous sexual abuse of the boy.

He was also charged with the attempted child molestation of another girl, according to the felony complaint. The girl was victimized between 1999 and 2000 when she was younger than 10 years old, according to the complaint.

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