WASHINGTON (Circa) — 54-year-old Jorge Fuentes has been found guilty of sexually abusing a minor by a jury in Baltimore, Maryland.
The charge comes after the child involved in the case, now 9 years old, testified against him saying that Fuentes molested her multiple times. The molestation occurred whenever Fuentes' wife was babysitting her.
Fuentes, who faces 25 years in jail, is alleged to have taken the girl downstairs to the basement and inappropriately touch her. Prosecutors involved with the case say she was a 5-year-old at the time the incidents happened.
“As a woman and mother of two young girls, I applaud this brave young survivor for speaking up, and I pray that she and her family can begin to heal the emotional wounds they have suffered because of this horrible crime.” Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said in a statement.