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2 Men Convicted In Sex Abuse Cases

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two Minnesota men were convicted in separate sexual abuse cases within the last week in Hennepin County District Court.

Francisco Perez-Martinez, 49 of Minneapolis, was convicted on Monday of three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a family member who was between 13 and 16 years old when the abuse occurred.

Court documents say the victim came forward last year as an adult because he feared for his younger siblings. Perez-Martinez sexually abused the victim and it stopped only when he was big and old enough to stand up to Perez-Martinez.

A jury convicted 39-year-old Judah Stephen McNeilly of Silver Lake last Friday on six counts of criminal sexual conduct involving a family member who was between 10 and 14 years old when the crimes occurred.

Court documents say McNeilly’s wife initially took out an order of protection against him for herself and three children in February of 2009 after he moved out of their residence. The woman brought the victim to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office to report the abuse. She asked that the protection order be dropped when he moved back in two months later.

At that point, all the children were removed from the home and McNeilly’s wife, Elizabeth McNeilly, was charged child neglect and endangerment. She faces a trial on those charges on Aug. 8.

Both men are scheduled to be sentenced July 11.

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