Edward Thomas, a 53-year-old Michigan man, was sentenced on Tuesday in San Bernardino Superior Court to 135 years to life in state prison. He was convicted of nine counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.
The case came about after Jane Doe reported the abuse to her mom in 2013. She had endured the abuse for approximately 10 years, starting when she was only 5 years old. She did not tell anyone for many years. Once an adult, Jane Doe realized there could be other victims so she told her mother what had happened to her for all of those years.
“Due to fears that there could potentially be more victims, Jane Doe was finally able to disclose the terrible abuse she endured for over ten years,” said San Bernardino County Deputy District Attorney Morrissa Cardoza, who prosecuted the case.
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