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Jorge Mejia Lopez convicted on multiple charges of sexually abusing an underage girl

He could face up to 37 years in prison
Posted at 4:17 PM, Dec 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-02 19:17:30-05

Jorge Mejia Lopez has been convicted of multiple counts of sexually abusing an underage girl.

According to Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green, Lopez was convicted by a jury on one count of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14, one count of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under the age of 14 and one count of sexual penetration of a child under the age of 14 with a foreign object.

Lopez had previously been convicted of a "strike" offense, which was shooting a firearm into an occupied dwelling.

He faces a sentence of up to 37 years in prison when he's sentenced on December 29.