A retired postal worker from Lake Forest pleaded guilty Thursday and was immediately sentenced to 15 years in prison for sex assaults on three girls in Orange County.

Craig Allen Thomas, who will turn 64 on Friday, pleaded guilty to two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child, a count of harmful matter sent to a minor with the intent of seduction, a count of possession or control of child pornography, and two counts of distributing pornography to a minor with the intent to engage in sexual conduct, all felonies.

Thomas had been retired for 10 years at the time of his arrest in June 2019, according to sheriff’s department spokeswoman Carrie Braun.

All of the victims were younger than 12, Braun said at the time of the defendant’s arrest.

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