An Orange County jury on Monday found a 38-year-oldSanta Ana man guilty of sexually assaulting a relative's 8-year-old child on Christmas Eve 2009, prosecutors said.
Jorge Miguel Gallegos, 38, was found guilty of multiple felony counts, including sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child, lewd acts on a child under 14 and dissuading a witness from reporting a crime.
Gallegos sexually assaulted the child in the kitchen of his home while everyone else was asleep on Christmas Eve of 2009. Gallegos's wife walked in and witnessed the incident.
It was later discovered that Gallegos had attacked the child prior to the Christmas Eve incident.
His wife called the police and Gallegos was arrested Christmas day.
He faces a sentence of 55 years to life to 66 years to life in state prison at his sentencing May 11.
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