A Gerber man was sentenced to 24 years in prison today, for molesting eight children at his wife's daycare.
64 year-old Ralph Martin pleaded guilty to the crime last month.
Prosecutors say martin won't be eligible for parole for 21 years, when he's 85.
The molestations occurred at "Country Kids Daycare" between January of 2011 and November of last year ... when Martin was left in charge while his wife ran errands.
The victims ranged in age from three to seven.
Martin's" wife said she had no knowledge of the crime .. but the daycare was still closed by the California Department of Social Services###