BARRE, Vt. — A Vermont man has been sentenced to 15 years to life for sexually abusing two young boys.

The Times Argus reports that 53-year-old William Brennick was sentenced Thursday after accepting a plea deal in September.

The cases were reported to Barre police in 2016. One victim said he was abused in 2006, when he was 4 or 5 years old. He told investigators he would sometimes stay in a spare bedroom at Brennick’s home, and Brennick would perform sex acts on him.

Brennick apologized for his actions.