Oscar Mejia of Chino was sentenced Dec. 4 to 120 years to life after being convicted by jury of eight counts of pedophilia.
Mejia appealed his case Dec. 4.
His attorney has not returned a request for comment.
Mejia abused three girls in his family, the youngest being 18 months old, the San Bernardino District Attorney’s Office said in a press release.
The abuse occurred from 1996 to 1999. He used lies, verbal abuse and manipulated religious doctrine to keep the victims silent, the office said.
Deputy District Attorney Angela Gerovac prosecuted.
Mark Melnick of his own Van Nuys office represented Mejia.
Appellate Defenders, Inc., represent Mejia on appeal.
San Bernardino Superior Judge John Nguyen presided.
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