A judge in California has sentenced a man convicted of the sexual assault of more than 20 children.

Judge André Birotte Jr. described a 28-year-old man named John Richard Brinson Jr. as “evil.” Brinson was referred to as such by the judge.

On Friday, a federal judge in California sentenced an unidentified California man to life in prison after hearing his case, in which he was accused of sexually abusing more than 20 children.

The activities of John Richard Brinson Jr. (age 28) and the actions of his child exploitation gang were described as “evil” by Judge André Birotte Jr. at a court hearing.

In his own words, the judge said, “I’m not sure how else to put it.”