Fil-Am teacher convicted of child molestation

ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Jan 21 2017 08:31 AM

A Filipino-American teacher from Vallejo, California faces life in prison after being convicted of molesting over a dozen young victims over several years.

Ronald Guinto, 32 years old, was first arrested in 2014 while working as a teacher in Richmond, California.

According to prosecutors, Guinto was found guilty of 87 counts of child molestation, witness dissuasion, and kidnapping.

Guinto lured in his first victim back in 2002 to an online chatroom. Since then, he continued to assault more children to his work, including as a kids' counselor and as an elementary school teacher.

He will be sentenced on March 24.

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