A recently captured fugitive fleeing a potential 10-year prison sentence for sexually abusing a minor is set to be sentenced Tuesday in a Compton courtroom.
Quinno Deyza Assoon, 39, was convicted Jan. 13 of two felony counts of lewd act upon a child.
Assoon could also be ordered to register as a sex offender for life.
Between February and April 2014, Assoon sexually abused a 12-year-old girl on at least two occasions, according to Deputy District Attorney Paul Thompson.
The girl told a school official what happened — though Assoon had no connection to her school — and the administrator called authorities to report the abuse.
Assoon posted bond after his arrest and arraignment and then fled the state on Jan. 9, in the middle of his jury trial, according to Thompson.
Law enforcement officers tracked down Assoon in Washington County, Tennessee, and he was extradited back for sentencing.
–City News Service
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