Sentencing postponed for Riverbank man convicted of sex abuse

08/26/2014 4:22 PM

08/26/2014 4:23 PM

A judge on Tuesday postponed a sentencing hearing until Oct. 24 for a Riverbank man convicted of sexually abusing two girls.

Javier Augusto Quinteros, 35, faces a maximum sentence of 38 years to life in prison for the sexual abuse.

A jury late last month found him guilty on two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child, along with sodomy of a child younger than 14 years old and oral copulation with a child younger than 14.

Quinteros was acquitted on a charge of intercourse or sodomy with a child 10 years old or younger and a second count of oral copulation with a child younger than 14.

The defendant molested the two girls, who were known to him, from 2003 through 2010, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office.

The victims and their relatives will be given an opportunity to speak in court about the defendant’s crimes during his sentencing hearing.

As part of his sentence, Quinteros will be required to register as a sex offender for life. He remains in custody at the Stanislaus County Jail as he awaits sentencing.

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