A 28-year-old man who sexually abused a Meadowbrook girl for years was sentenced Thursday to 167 years to life in state prison.

Guillermo Cuevas of Norwalk pleaded guilty in August to four counts each of forced oral copulation of a child under 10 years old and sexual penetration of a minor, as well as three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of lewd acts on a minor by force or fear.

The plea was directly to Riverside County Superior Court Judge John Davis, without input or objection from the District Attorney’s Office.

No charges were dismissed in the plea.

Superior Court Judge Albert Wojcik presided over the sentencing hearing at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta, imposing the specified term of imprisonment

According to sheriff’s officials, the family of the victim, who is now 16 years old, came forward in November 2019 to report sexual abuse by the defendant.

The investigation spanned two months, after which a warrant was obtained for Cuevas’ arrest. He was taken into custody without incident on Wheatstone Avenue in Norwalk on Jan. 17, 2020.

Detectives said that Cuevas had engaged in various acts of molestation, beginning when the victim, identified in court documents only as “L.R.,” was 5 years old and continuing over the next eight years in the 27000 block of Wilkerson Street in Meadowbrook.

The relationship of the child to the defendant, if any, was not disclosed, nor were any specific details about what transpired.

Wojcik issued a criminal protective order as part of the sentence, directing that Cuevas not attempt any contact with the victim before December 2032.

The defendant had no documented prior felony convictions in Riverside County.

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