A Bakersfield man was sentenced Thursday to a life term in prison for sexually assaulting a juvenile as he burglarized a home.
James Michael Gannon, 34, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
Prosecutors have said the victim, who was asleep in the home along with her mother and three siblings, woke up when Gannon got into her bed early Oct. 4, 2015.
She screamed, and her mother confronted Gannon. He fled before police arrived. He was identified through DNA evidence taken from the victim and other items in the house, and was arrested six months later.
A jury on April 21 convicted Gannon of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 with force or fear, residential burglary and an enhancement for committing lewd and lascivious acts with a child during a residential burglary.