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Jury finds former teacher guilty on sexual abuse of child charge

After a two day trial, a former Mitchell teacher has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a child.
 
38-year-old Richard Cobos was found guilty by a 12 person jury around 2:30 this afternoon.

Cobos was charged with 3rd degree sexual assault of a child, after allegations from a now 14 year old girl surfaced. The girl told a family friend last year that Cobos had touched her inappropriately in the summer of 2012 when she was at his house babysitting.

In closing arguments this morning, defense attorneys alleged the assault never happened, and the girl made up the allegations for attention.

Sentencing has been set for June 4th at 8 a.m., and he is facing up to 5 years in prison.

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