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A National City man pleaded guilty Thursday to molesting his girlfriend’s three daughters and will be sentenced to eight years in state prison next month.

Anthony Garza, 34, pleaded guilty to three child molest counts on the day his preliminary hearing was to get underway.

According to National City police, two of the victims came forward last year, with one of them telling investigators that Garza had molested her for five years. The girls were 15 and 17 years old at the time, and their sister was 10 years old.

Deputy District Attorney Carolyn Matzger said all of victims were under the age of 14 when the abuse happened.

Formal sentencing is scheduled Aug. 21 at the South Bay Courthouse.

— City News Service

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