41-year-old Aselmo Arzeta received a seventeen-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in Wasco County Circuit Court to one count of Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree, one count of Sodomy in the First Degree, and one count of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree. Arzeta pled guilty from NORCOR on Friday and was sentenced the same day. By pleading guilty, Arzeta admitted to multiple acts of sexual abuse on a child over a prolonged period of time. Wasco County District Attorney Matthew Ellis says that victim came forward, and notified the authorities of the abuse. He noted the brave actions of the child in coming forward, and working with law enforcement, are the reasons the state was able to obtain a favorable outcome. In court, Special Deputy District Attorney Kara Davis noted she asked for a murder length sentence to represent the victim’s childhood that Arzeta murdered. In addition to the prison sentence, the court placed Arzeta on 60 months of post-prison supervision. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.