A 26-year-old Asheville man will spend at least 12 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Monday to one count of first-degree sexual offense with a child.
Jose Obidio Aguilar Gonzalez pleaded guilty in Buncombe County Superior Court, according to a press release from Assistant District Attorney Rachael Groffsky.
Superior Court Judge Gregory Horne sentenced Gonzalez to a minimum of 144 months and a maximum of 233 months in state prison.
Gonzalez also must maintain his registration as a sex offender for 30 years and comply with satellite-based sex offender monitoring when he’s released.
The Asheville Police Department investigated the case after a complaint regarding the abuse of a child under the age of 10 was reported in July 2013, according to the release.