A 34-year-old Aliso Viejo man’s conviction last year for child annoyance was dismissed Friday.

Christopher Michael Lopez, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor child annoyance, in December 2021 was granted a request to withdraw his plea and prosecutors dismissed it, according to court records. When Lopez was convicted last year his sentencing was set for Friday.

Lopez’s sentence was suspended for two misdemeanor counts of battery for which he pleaded guilty a year ago.

The incidents occurred on Sept. 17, 2019, and May 1, 2019.

A 16-year-old girl was walking home from school along the Aliso Creek Hiking Trail in Aliso Viejo on Sept. 17, 2019, about 4 p.m. when she was touched by a suspect, according to Orange County Sheriff’s deputies.

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