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Jul 23, 2014 1:08 PM

Store Manager Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Child

CORPUS CHRISTI - A jury has found a former Family Dollar employee guilty of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl inside his store.

24-year old Victor Sanchez was arrested last year after the girl's mother came forward with the accusations. The girl told police Sanchez took her to the bathroom claiming he needed to see if she was trying to steal anything.

Last week, Sanchez' defense told the jury their client is innocent because the sexual assault simply didn't happen.

The prosecution responded saying if they believed Sanchez was innocent then they would also have to believe that the five year old girl made up an elaborate lie.

Deliberations started last week, but had to be delayed until today due to a conflict in the judge's schedule.

The punishment phase will start this afternoon. Sanchez faces up to 50 years in prison.

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