41 year-old Niccanor Fermin was sentenced to 64 years in prison on Friday, though he will only serve 18 of those years. That sentence was handed down by Justice Troadio Gonzalez after Mr Fermin was convicted on 6 counts of carnal knowledge. This was as a result of the sexual abuse a 9 year-old girl had to endure at Mr Fermin’s hands. It has been reported that Mr Fermin abused the child over a period of 5 years. Mr Fermin begged for leniency because he is a father of three children. But Justice Gonzalez told him, “These are things you should have considered before allowing the devil to tempt you.” He then sentenced Niccanor Fermin to 18 years for the first 2 counts, and 7 years for the other 4 counts of carnal knowledge. Even though that adds up to 64 years in prison, the judge ordered that the sentences run concurrently, so Mr Fermin will only be in prison for 18 years.