Actress Mia Farrow's brother has been sentenced to spend at least the next 10 years behind bars for sexually abusing two young Maryland neighbours between 2000 and 2008.

Businessman John Villiers-Farrow pleaded guilty to two counts of child abuse in July (13), while maintaining his innocence, so he could hopefully land a lighter sentence.

His first victim and a friend claimed they had been abused countless times during sleepovers at Villiers-Farrow's home in Edgewater. Both boys were friends with the accused abuser's son.

One of the boys was six when the abuse began and the other alleged he was abused regularly from the age of nine.

The victims, who are now in their 20s, told police that Villiers-Farrow would show them pornographic movies, touch them and perform oral sex on them when they came forward last year (12).

Villiers-Farrow's famous sister has never commented on her brother's case.

He was arrested in November, 2012, and sentenced on Monday (28Oct13).