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Greenfield man sentenced for molesting child, according to Monterey County D.A.


SALINAS, Calif. (KION-TV) -- UPDATE February 27th at 9:00 a.m. : A 38-year-old man from Greenfield has been sentenced to 17 years in state prison for committing lewd and lascivious acts on a minor under the age of 14.

According to the Monterey County D.A.'s Office, Juan Pablo Aragon-Herrera is also being charged with assault with the intent to commit lewd and lascivious acts upon the same minor, and child endangerment.

On top of being sentenced to 17 years in prison, Aragon-Herrera will also have to register as a sex offender.

ORIGINAL: A 37-year-old man is facing 13 years in prison after being convicted of sexually molesting a child under the age of 14.

The Monterey County District Attorney's Office said Juan Pablo Aragon-Herrera of Greenfield was found guilty for charges in connection to a child molestation case.

During a one-week jury trial, testimony from child witnesses who were not identified revealed the incident happened July 2, 2023.

According to one of the children, she and a young boy were hanging LED lights in a bedroom when Aragon-Herrera walked into the room and "used a ruse" to be able to remove the pants of the girl and begin touching her inappropriately.

The young boy escaped and was able to find help, according to the D.A.'s office. Aragon-Herrera was later arrested.

Aragon-Herrera is expected to be sentenced in mid-January.

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