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Former San Jose Daycare Worker Sentenced To 30 Years For Sexually Abusing Children

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SAN JOSE (KCBS)— A former San Jose day care worker found guilty of sexually abusing nine children was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison.

The crimes took place over a five-month period starting in 2010 at two after-school care facilities including on the property of Trace Elementary School and El Rancho Verde Child Development Center.

27-year-old Keith Woodhouse was convicted of touching the girls under their clothing, some of whom were as young as five-years-old.

Jill (who declined to give her last name) said her six-year-old daughter was one of the victims. She urged the judge to send Woodhouse to prison for the rest of his life.

“I believe he will hurt again. I mean, statistics show that pedophiles repeat. I mean he did this to several other people that he has not been charged with. He’s hurt people at the church, he’s hurt other people other places that he’s not been criminally charged with.”

She and many of the other victim’s parents who were in court expressed satisfaction with the sentence.

Prosecutor Luis Ramos did not share that sentiment.

“I’m a little disappointed actually. I thought that he was going to follow the probation recommendation of 135 years to life, which was a 15-years-to-life sentence for each child,” Ramos said.

Woodhouse will have to spend at least 30 years in prison.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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