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South Coast man gets 75-years-to-life sentence in molestation case

Bill Oxford
A Santa Barbara County has received a 75-years-to-life sentence for multiple molestation convictions.

Santa Barbara man convicted of abusing daughters.

A Santa Barbara County man has received a 75-years-to-life state prison sentence for repeatedly molesting his daughters.

The man identified is just being identified as Howard W. to protect the identity of his victims. Detectives found out about the molestations after the girls talked to school counselors.

The 59-year-old man was convicted of seven counts of child molestation.

In addition to the sentence, the man was ordered to pay his victims $500,000 to each of his two victims in restitution.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.