A 41-year-old Brownwood man pleaded guilty Wednesday in 35th District Court to sexually abusing a young girl for nearly five years and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Richard Leach Jr., who pleaded guilty to continuous sexual abuse of a young child or children, will be required to serve the entire 30-year sentence and will not be allowed to parole out, District Attorney Micheal Murray said.

District Judge Steve Ellis approved a plea bargain negotiated between defense attorney Tommy Adams and the district attorney’s office. Murray and assistant district attorney Elisha Bird represented the state in the plea.

Adams said during the sentencing that Leach is aware he will not be released from prison until he is 71 years old. Upon his release, Leach will be required to register for life as a sex offender, Murray said.

Members of the victim’s family were present during the sentencing, and Murray said his office is grateful the case could be resolved without subjecting the victim to the trial process.

In another recent sentencings:

Victor Gonzales, 63, who has numerous prior convictions, was sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to indecency with a child by contact. Gonzales was accused by indictment of exposing himself to a child under 17 in October 2017.

Louis Salazar pleaded guilty to continuous sexual abuse of young child or children and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

David Kendell Gusset Jr. pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance — drug free zone (a Brown County case) and  unlawful possession of firearm by felon (a Mills County case) and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Jeffrey Paul Lynn, on probation for assault family violence — occlusion, was adjudicated and sentenced to seven years in prison. Lynn, on probation for possession of a controlled substance — drug free zone, was adjudicated and sentenced to four years in prison. Lynn pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance — drug free zone and was sentenced to four years in prison.

Troy Lee Webb Jr., on probation for assault family violence, was revoked and sentenced to five years in prison.

Maria Dolores Robledo, on probation for burglary of a habitation, was revoked and sentenced to two years in prison.

Reginald Jones, on probation for possession of a controlled substance, was adjudicated and sentenced to 12 months in state jail.

Kayla Brown, on probation for possession of a controlled substance, was revoked and sentenced to nine months in state jail.

Alvin Morant, on probation for possession of a controlled substance, was revoked and sentenced to 12 months in state jail.

Jamie Lynn McQueen, on probation for burglary of a building, was revoked and sentenced to 12 months in state jail.

John Manard Ward pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana and was sentenced to six years in state jail.

John Michael Salazar pleaded guilty to two offenses of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and was sentenced to 25 years in prison in each case.

Cody Russell Hill pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Lawrence Harling pleaded guilty to assault family violence — enhanced and was sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Mark Anthony Hernandez, on probation for theft under $20,000, was revoked and sentenced to 15 months in state jail.

Joelynn Smith pleaded no contest to unauthorized use of a vehicle and was sentenced to 12 months in state jail.

Theresa Huckaby pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 12 months in state jail.

Matthew Joe Lopez pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance and was sentenced to six years in prison.

Erica Nichol Bynum, on probation for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, was adjudicated and sentenced to four years in prison.

Dakota Amado Carrasco pleaded guilty to continuous violence against the family and burglary of a habitation and was sentenced to four years in prison.

Niveay Leeshaya Coleman pleaded guilty to theft-enhanced and was sentenced to four years in prison.

Terence Williams pleaded guilty to evidence tampering and was sentenced to two years in prison.

Payton Dean Anderson pleaded guilty to assault family violence — occlusion and was sentenced to two years in prison. Anderson, on probation for possession of a controlled substance, was revoked and sentenced to 12 months in state jail.

Louis Nunez pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 15 months in state jail.