RANCHO CUCAMONGA — A man was sentenced Friday to 22 years in state prison for molesting eight girls over a span of 12 years.
Jack Edward Andrews, 59, confessed to police last year that he molested girls that lived in his apartment complex, including friends of his young daughter. In March, he reached an agreement with prosecutors.
He was sentenced Friday by Judge Jonathan D. Ferguson in West Valley Superior Court. Some of his victims, all of whom are now adults, were in court during the sentencing hearing. Andrews’ victims were 11-years-old or younger at the time of the crimes, according to court documents.
Andrews pleaded no contest to eight felony counts.
Last week, Andrews, who had no prior criminal record, made an attempt to cancel the plea agreement, claiming the sentence was too long. He also claimed that he was not represented adequately by his attorneys who arranged his plea bargain.
The request to set the agreement aside was rejected by Ferguson.
A San Bernardino County probation officer said Andrews claimed “he did not like what he was doing.”
“He is glad he was caught because now he has been stopped,” added the probation officer, who did not speak for attribution.
Andrews, who worked for the Chino Valley Unified School District, lived in the same Mountain Avenue apartment complex in Ontario as his victims.