A father convicted of repeatedly molesting his daughter over the course of nearly a decade was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday.

Pima County Superior Court Judge Deborah Bernini sentenced David Soto Cecena, who was found guilty of continuous sexual abuse of a child in September 2010.

Cecena fled to Mexico prior to the trial starting in 2010.

After completing his sentence, Cecena could be deported to Mexico.