A Longmont man convicted of molesting multiple children will likely spend the rest of his days behind bars after he was sentenced Friday to 70 years to life in prison.

Ronnie Gill, 62, was found guilty in October on counts including aggravated sex assault, sex assault on a child, child enticement and sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust.

Boulder District Judge Norma Sierra on Friday sentenced Gill to 24 years on two of the counts, 18 years on a third count and four years on another count to be served consecutively, totaling 70 years. Each of the consecutive counts represented one of the victims in the case.

He also received two and ten years on two other counts that will be served concurrent to the other sentences.

Because the charges fall under Colorado’s sex offense indeterminate sentencing law, even if Gill were to serve out the 70 years, he would have to undergo sex offender treatment and apply for parole before he could be released.

If he were to be released, he would serve 20 years to life on parole.

Despite the charges carrying essentially life sentences with a chance for parole, Boulder Chief Trial Deputy Catrina Weigel asked for the sentences to be structured consecutively “to give some real meaning that he hurt each of these kids.”

“We do have a man who abused multiple victims, abused them for years and years, and would go from one victim to another to another,” Weigel said.

Gill chose not to speak at Friday’s hearing and elected not to participate in a presentence investigation or psychosexual evaluation. Attorneys indicated the public defender’s office would be appointed for the purposes of a possible appeal in the case.

According to prosecutors, Gill abused multiple victims between 2000 and 2020, with one of the victims only aged 5 at the time. In each case, Gill was either a babysitter or had ties to the family of the victim.

“What we have here is a man who a lot of people put a lot of trust in him, and he abused that trust,” Weigel said.

While Gill did not speak, one of the victims and a the parent of another victim did speak at the hearing, with the victim telling Sierra “It’s time he gets put away forever.”

Sierra went with the DA’s sentence request, noting the “significant effect” the abuse had on the victims.

But one of the girls who he abused in the early 2000s said that while she thinks a lot about what Gill has done to her, she has not let it stop her from living her life.

“He does not win,” she said.

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A Longmont man convicted of molesting multiple children will likely spend the rest of his days behind bars after he was sentenced Friday to 70 years to life in prison.

Ronnie Gill, 62, was found guilty in October on counts including aggravated sex assault, sex assault on a child, child enticement and sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust.

Boulder District Judge Norma Sierra on Friday sentenced Gill to 24 years on two of the counts, 18 years on a third count and four years on another count to be served consecutively, totaling 70 years. Each of the consecutive counts represented one of the victims in the case.

He also received two and ten years on two other counts that will be served concurrent to the other sentences.

Because the charges fall under Colorado’s sex offense indeterminate sentencing law, even if Gill were to serve out the 70 years, he would have to undergo sex offender treatment and apply for parole before he could be released.

If he were to be released, he would serve 20 years to life on parole.

Despite the charges carrying essentially life sentences with a chance for parole, Boulder Chief Trial Deputy Catrina Weigel asked for the sentences to be structured consecutively “to give some real meaning that he hurt each of these kids.”

“We do have a man who abused multiple victims, abused them for years and years, and would go from one victim to another to another,” Weigel said.

Gill chose not to speak at Friday’s hearing and elected not to participate in a presentence investigation or psychosexual evaluation. Attorneys indicated the public defender’s office would be appointed for the purposes of a possible appeal in the case.

According to prosecutors, Gill abused multiple victims between 2000 and 2020, with one of the victims only aged 5 at the time. In each case, Gill was either a babysitter or had ties to the family of the victim.

“What we have here is a man who a lot of people put a lot of trust in him, and he abused that trust,” Weigel said.

While Gill did not speak, one of the victims and a the parent of another victim did speak at the hearing, with the victim telling Sierra “It’s time he gets put away forever.”

Sierra went with the DA’s sentence request, noting the “significant effect” the abuse had on the victims.

But one of the girls who he abused in the early 2000s said that while she thinks a lot about what Gill has done to her, she has not let it stop her from living her life.

“He does not win,” she said.

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