Jurors deliberated for two hours before convicting Jose de Jesus Santana Aguilar, 52, of a dozen felony counts, according to Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Hatami.
Before his trial began, Aguilar pleaded no contest to five counts of failing to update his sex offender registration annually and admitted that he was convicted in 1994 for committing a lewd act on a child, according to the prosecutor.
The latest case involved sexual abuse that began in 2007 when the girl — who lived in Littlerock — was 12 and continued until she was 18.
Aguilar is facing more than 132 years to life in state prison for his conviction on four counts of sodomy by use of force, three counts of committing a lewd act on a child, two counts each of continuous sexual abuse and forcible oral copulation of a victim over the age of 14 and one count of sexual penetration by a foreign object of a victim over the age of 14.
Sentencing is scheduled March 13 at the Lancaster courthouse.
— City News Service
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