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Babysitter's boyfriend convicted in child sex case

9:56 PM, Aug 22, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Adel Zeitoun faces life in prison, after a jury found him guilty on charges of sexual battery, simple battery, and three counts of lewd or lascivious molestation.

Between June of 2007 and November 2008, Zeitoun sexually abused three young boys, ages 5 and 8.

He visited the boys' home regularly while dating their 56-year-old babysitter.

A victim's mother discovered the abuse when her child mentioned he did not like Zeitoun because he touched him. One of the victims told police Zeitoun touched him while he was sleeping.

"In the middle of the night, these children would awaken to the defendant raping and molesting them. Today's verdict will hopefully give them peace and closure that they have not felt in some years," said Assistant State Attorney Erin Perry.

Zeitoun will be sentenced October 8th.











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