A Fort Worth man was sentenced Friday to 43 years in prison without parole for molesting two girls at his home, according to a spokesperson for the Tarrant County District Attorney’s office.
Jurors convicted Christopher J. Gonzalez, 40, of continuous sexual abuse of children under 14.
Prosecutors said in court that Gonzalez’s victims, who are sisters, are related to him and his wife, who would both babysit the girls while their parents worked at night.
In January 2013, the younger victim, who was 3 at the time, told her mother that Gonzalez forced her to touch his genitals and that he’d done the same thing to her older sister.
The victim’s older sister said that when she was 4, Gonzalez blindfolded her and put his genitals in her mouth. She also said that when she was 6, Gonzalez made her touch his genitals.
Jurors deliberated for several hours before reaching their verdict, and for a little over an hour before deciding on his prison term.