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Madera man convicted of child molestation

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webmaster | 09/05/13

Earlier this week a jury found a Madera man guilty of six counts of felony child molestation and he will face up to 48 years in prison at a sentencing hearing next month.

Roy Ornelas, 47, was convicted Tuesday after evidence introduced at trial showed he had molested a girl from the time she was 8 years old (at least 10 years), Madera County district attorney Michael Keitz said.

A family friend came forward and told authorities about Ornelas’ actions, Keitz said, which led to his arrest.

Keitz praised the victim’s courage...


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