An Australian court sentenced Friday a Vietnamese elderly maths tutor to 24 years in jail for abusing children as young as three, ABC News reported.
The man known as Peter Hoang, 68, committed the crimes while teaching five children between the ages of three and seven, from three separate Vietnamese families in Sydney's south west, between January 2007 and July 2014.
He was convicted of five counts of sexual intercourse with a child under 10 and five counts of indecent assault.
The court heard the abuse continued until Hoang was arrested just less than two years ago.
He was given a non-parole period of 18 years.
In sentencing, District Court Judge Karen Traill said Hoang was a sexual predator who took advantage of his trust as a teacher and elder in the Vietnamese community to sexually abuse young children, ABC reported.
"The community needs to be protected from such devious offenders and a significant punishment is called for," she said.
The prosecution was calling for a life sentence for Hoang.