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Palm Springs man convicted in sexual abuse trial

A Palm Springs man was convicted Thursday of 7 charges including 3 counts of aggravated assault on a minor and lewd acts with a child under 14.

41-year old Jose Manuel Mercado faces up to 60 years in state prison. Sentencing is scheduled for February 20th.

The two 8-year old victims were being cared for at his wife’s daycare center.

Mercado was convicted in Riverside.

KESQ News Team

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