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Paso Robles man convicted of child sex crimes

Posted at 4:15 PM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 19:15:39-04

A jury found a Paso Robles man guilty Thursday of felony child sex crimes.

Juan Antonio Esquivel, 31, was convicted of committing a lewd act on a child under the age of 14 and sexual penetration by a foreign object on a child under 14.

The incident of sexual abuse reportedly occurred in December of 2016.

The jury returned with a verdict after a half-day of deliberations following a two-week trial.

Esquivel is scheduled to be sentenced on July 2 and faces a maximum sentence of eight years in state prison. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Juan Antonio Esquivel