06/04/2015 07:23 EDT | Updated 06/04/2016 05:59 EDT

Alberta man sentenced to 11 years for incest on daughters, touching their friends

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A southern Alberta man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for having sex with his daughters and inappropriately touching their friends.

The 53-year-old man pleaded guilty to the charges last September and was sentenced Thursday in court in Lethbridge.

Court heard the man sexually assaulted his two daughters over an extended period.

Judge Derek Redman called sexual abuse of children "a heinous crime."

The man was given credit for 25 months served in pre-trial custody.

When the man was taken away, his older daughter screamed an obscenity at him.