SAN ANTONIO -

A San Antonio man convicted of eight counts of child molestation was sentenced to 70 years in prison on Tuesday.

Fredys Valera's sentencing was the result of three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Additionally, he was sentenced to 15 years on three counts of indecency with a child and 20 years on a fourth indecency count.

A jury deliberated for six hours on Monday, were sequestered overnight and by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, they had their decision.

He was found guilty on Friday, noting Valera, already a convicted sex offender, confessed to his pastor and later to police that he engaged inappropriate sexual activity with two boys, 7 and 8 years old.

His lawyer asked for a lighter sentence.