A Hudson Valley man who admitted he molested a child on a number of occasions was sentenced.

On Friday in Ulster County Court, 36-year-old Gilberto Ballester-Perez of Accord was sentenced to seven years in prison with 10 years post-release supervision.

In Oct., just minutes before jury selection was to begin for his trial, Ballester-Perez pleaded guilty to sexual conduct against a child, a violent felony.

Ballester-Perez admitted that between July 1, 2016, and December 15, 2016, he engaged in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a child younger than 11.

Ballester-Perez was arrested on December 13, 2016, following an investigation by the Ulster County Family and Child Advocacy Center.

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