An Atlantic City man will be spending the next decade behind bars for sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl.

36-year-old Eliseo Jiminez Ramirez, who pleaded guilty earlier this year, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday on one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, according to Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill.

Authorities say Jiminez Ramirez assaulted his 5-year-old cousin on more than one occasion at her home while she was in his care in 2015 and 2016.

Jiminez Ramirez will be required to register as a Megan's Law offender and will be under parole supervision for the rest of his life.

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