A Casper resident was found guilty Wednesday of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl.

A 12-person jury found Miguel Martinez guilty of first-degree and second-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Martinez could face up to 70 years in prison.

The 10-year-old’s mother reported to Casper police in March that her daughter said Martinez sexually assaulted her in a bathroom.

The girl told investigators that Martinez, who is a family friend, sexually assaulted her. Nurses at the Wyoming Medical Center completed a sexual assault exam and found redness and abrasions on the girl’s genitalia.

Martinez denied molesting the child to arresting officers and pleaded not guilty to the charges in May at an arraignment in Natrona County District Court.

The trial began Monday.

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