Former teacher and ex-softball coach Robert Ruben Ornelas sentenced for assaulting girls in Philippines

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A relative found the pornography on Ornelas’ computer in 2013, triggering the investigation.

A former Southern California teacher has been sentenced to 190 years in federal prison for travelling to the Philippines to have sex with young girls and videotaping the encounters.

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Ornelas worked as a teacher in the Santa Ana Unified School District from 1992 to 2003.

He coached a local girls’ softball team.

Robert Ruben Ornelas was found guilty in November on seven counts including having illicit sexual conduct in a foreign country and producing child pornography.

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SANTA ANA, CALIF. – 

Prosecutors said Ornelas made at least three trips to the Philippines beginning in 2006 and brought video images of the sexual encounters to the United States.

(FBI) Robert Ruben Ornelas.

The Orange County Register reports a judge on Monday gave Ornelas the maximum punishment.