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Madera man convicted of child abuse

Pedro Montoya of Madera has been convicted of five counts of sexual abuse against children, according to Madera County District Attorney David Linn.

He is scheduled to be sentenced July 28 to 85 years to life in state prison, Linn said.

He will appear before Madera Superior Court Judge Mitchell Rigby in Department 29.

Montoya was convicted June 29 by a jury which found that the defendant committed the acts against multiple victims.

Linn commended the work of Madera Police Det. Brent Cederquist for his investigatory work, Senior Deputy District Attorney Traci Wise for prosecuting the case, and the Victims Services Community Action Partnership Advocates for supporting the child victims throughout the court process, which lasted some two years.

Linn also commended the young victims for their bravery in disclosing the crimes that had been committed against them.


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