66-year-old man convicted of sexually abusing two young girls
COVINGTON - A 66-year-old Louisiana man has been convicted of sexually abusing two girls - a 5-year-old and a girl abused starting when she was 8 years old.
District Attorney Warren Montgomery said in a news release Monday that a jury convicted Charles Pineda of Covington on Friday on two counts of sexual battery of a child under age 13.
He says Pineda was a family friend.
Montgomery says the older girl's abuse began in 2008 and ended in 2012, when she turned 12. He says the younger girl was abused in October 2014.
District Judge Raymond Childress scheduled sentencing Dec. 12. Montgomery says Pineda faces up to 99 years in prison - and a minimum of 25 years without probation, parole or suspended sentence.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
State lawmakers to discuss proposed hazing bill
Keep carrying coins for downtown parking, no change planned yet
BREC Commission to discuss alternate location for the Baton Rouge Zoo
Louisiana lawmaker also wants restrictive abortion law
Fatal crash involving motorcycle reported on Nicholson Drive