A Santa Rosa County jury has found Russell Edward Simmons, a 31-year-old Tennessee man, guilty of five counts of sexual battery on a child under 12.

He committed the offenses on two victims at various homes in Pace over a four-year period. The children were both under 8 when the abuse took place, according to a press release from the First Judicial Circuit State Attorney Office.

Simmons was sentenced to five life sentences after the trial, the release said.