Second trial begins Monday in sexual assault case
The second trial begins Monday for 51 year old Timothy Fuentes, who is accused of third degree sexual assault of a child. A Scotts Bluff County District Court jury was unable to reach a verdict in the case in January, and a mistrial was declared.
Authorities claim Fuentes inappropriately touched a 9 year old girl near her residence August 21st of 2012. Court documents indicate that after being identified as a possible suspect, Fuentes, a registered sex offender with at least 3 previous convictions of sex crimes against children, was positively identified by the victim in a photo lineup.
Scotts Bluff County Attorney Doug Warner said the prosecution's case relies heavily on the victim's testimony. Fuentes was arrested after being interviewed by police investigators.
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