A Paso Robles man has been sentenced to an unprecedented 285 years in prison after being found guilty of at least 52 heinous sex crimes against minors, over the span of 8 years.

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office has found Jason Robert Porter, 49, guilty of 16 felony counts for multiple sex crimes against four children, as well as the possession of reprehensible child pornography. The predator has also been condemned for 36 misdemeanor counts of unauthorized invasion of privacy, KEYT-TV reported.

The sex offender reportedly waived his right to a trial by a jury earlier this year and was found guilty by SLO County Superior Court Judge Barry T. LaBarbera in early June.

Porter, who reportedly began his history of abuse at the age of 36, reportedly raped and molested at least four female child victims who were ages between 1 to 13 years old at the time of the harassment. The judge further discovered that the offender gruesomely videotaped 36 underage victims without their knowledge.

The serious crimes committed purportedly took place between February 2008 and June 2016

Parents of the underage victims testified against the brutal suspect in court, expressing their distress on how the crimes have affected their minor children.

“We sincerely applaud the courage of these young survivors in reporting the abuse, and the parents of the survivors who appeared in court today to face the defendant and express the very real impact of his terrible crimes,” said District Attorney Dan Dow. “This sentence sends a clear message that we will prosecute child sexual predators to the maximum extent of the law.”

The prosecutor, Deputy District Attorney Melissa Chabra, who is appointed to the District Attorney’s Office Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit, also expressed contentment for serving justice to the victims.

"I am pleased that after five long years I was able to be a part of the team to finally deliver justice to all of the survivors involved. The young victim's bravery while testifying in court in front of her abuser inspires me to continue my work on these cases and fight for justice for all survivors of sexual abuse in our county," Chabra said.

The District Attorney’s news release noted that “child sexual abuse cases are among the most emotional and complex prosecutions handled by law enforcement and prosecutors.”

The statement further acknowledged that the case was investigated by the Paso Robles Police Department, together with assistance from the SLO County Sheriff's Office, the District Attorney's Bureau of Investigation, and the Central Coast Cyber Forensic Laboratory.

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