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A convicted robber was charged Tuesday with felony child abuse regarding a girl younger than 5 years old in Costa Mesa.

Jovany Armando Encisosolorio was charged with child abuse and endangerment with a sentencing enhancement for causing great bodily injury on a child younger than 5. He pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana and was ordered back to court July 7 in the West Justice Center in Westminster for a pretrial hearing.

The defendant is accused of harming the girl on Saturday, according to court records.

Further details were not immediately available from police or prosecutors.

Encisosolorio pleaded guilty to robbery in January 2010 and sentenced to two years in prison, pleaded guilty to carrying a dirk or dagger in February 2013 and sentenced to 16 months in prison and pleaded guilty to leading police on a chase in February 2015 and sentenced to two years in prison, according to court records.

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