ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — An Albany man who violently sexually abused two children for two years has been sentenced to 37 years in prison.

The Albany Democrat Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1t36JcU) 36-year-old Steven Truchon was sentenced in Linn County Circuit Court on Wednesday.

Truchon had pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree sex abuse and first-degree unlawful sexual penetration in June.

Authorities say Truchon knew both victims, a teen boy under 15 and a girl under 12.

The case surfaced in May when the Albany Police Department received a report of abuse from an Albany apartment complex.

Detective Glenn Fairall of the Albany Police Department said during the sentencing hearing that this case was among the worst he has seen.

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Information from: Albany Democrat-Herald, http://www.dhonline.com