A 43-year-old man pleaded guilty and sentenced to 45 years in prison for sexually assaulting two girls in Santa Ana he is related to for several years, according to court records obtained Thursday.

Jesus Renteria admitted sexually assaulting one girl from when she was 7 years old and until she was 12 from December 1995 through December 2001, according to court records.

Renteria admitted sexually assaulting another girl, starting when she was 11 and until she was 13 from November 2004 through November 2005, according to court records.

One girl disclosed the sexual abuse to doctors when she was sent to a mental health hospital for treatment when she was 16, according to court records.

Renteria pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor and three counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child, all felonies.

As part of the plea deal seven felony counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor under 14 were dismissed.

Renteria was given credit for 1,105 days behind bars awaiting trial.

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