By Ron Jones

SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — A decorated police officer spent 20 years behind bars, accused of sexually assaulting his Sacramento County children nearly 30 years ago, before his wrongful conviction was overturned with the help of those same children.

CBS13’s Ron Jones is getting answers as to why the children, now adults living in our area, say they were forced to accuse their father.

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Ray Spencer had his kids with his first wife in the Sacramento area. He would divorce and marry his second wife and move to Washington State where his kids would visit him in the summer.

It’s there that Ray Spencer’s life would spiral out of control.

Time is a precious commodity. For parents, it can fade quickly, and before you know it, time with your children can vanish quickly.

Spencer knows about stolen time. Sentenced to 212 years over heinous accusations, he spent 20 years behind bars as his children grew up.

“I’ll never forgive them for what they did to my children,” he said.