LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- On Monday, a Jefferson County jury sentenced a man to 50 years in prison after he was found guilty on several charges, including sexual abuse.

According to a news release from the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, Diontray Jackson was convicted on charges that he abused three minors, who officials say were the children of his girlfriend, Veneeta Darnely-David.

A jury found Jackson guilty on Friday on charges of rape, sodomy, attempted sodomy, sexual abuse, wanton endangerment, distribution of obscene matter to a minor and assault. Jackson will immediately begin serving his sentence, after he waived separate sentencing.

Authorities say investigators learned about the situation after the children ran away from home to escape the abuse.

Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Diane Arnold served as lead prosecutor on the case and says the abuse took place from 2010 to 2012.

Darnely-David, the children's mother, had previously pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of failure to report child abuse, according to officials.

In a statement, Commonwealth Attorney Tom Wine said, "We are happy that these child victims finally get justice and that their abuser is held accountable for his unconscionable actions."

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