A former YMCA employee in Wichita has been sentenced to more than 27 years in prison for sexual assaults on two girls in separate incidents at a downtown facility.

22-year-old Caleb Gaston had pleaded no contest to two counts of rape for assaults on a 4-year-old girl and a 3-year-old girl inside the Kidzone in January, 2018.  A no contest plea is not considered an admission of guilt but the court deals with it as a criminal conviction.   Gaston was sentenced Friday afternoon in Sedgwick County district court.

The Greater Wichita YMCA made safety and security improvements at its locations after the incidents were reported.