A 35-year-old Morton man may spend the rest of his life in prison with his conviction for sex assaults of at least two pre-teen girls, including a 6-year-old.

Andrew Albee was sentenced to 56 years with his guilty pleas Tuesday to three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, five of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one of possessing child pornography.

Eight other counts were dismissed in a plea agreement that permitted Albee to avoid a mandatory life sentence. He’ll be required to serve at least 47 years in custody, and more if analysis finds him to be a sexually violent or dangerous person.

Police arrested Albee last October after a girl revealed that he had assaulted her from July 2016, when she was 6, until several days before he was taken into custody. A second girl also told police that Albee sexually touched her in that time span, a prosecutor’s court affidavit stated.

One of his victims told investigators she saw Albee “commit sexual abuse on several other children,” the affidavit stated.

It also cited, without detail, a previous sex-related conviction against Albee, while Peoria County records note that he was jailed but not officially charged in another sexual abuse investigation in 2015.

Albee was preparing to leave for Florida when he was arrested, the affidavit stated.