TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A Border Patrol agent who was accused of molesting a 10-year-old girl was found innocent on all charges Tuesday.
Juan Jose Uribe faced two counts of molestation of a child and one count of sexual conduct with a child under 15. A conviction on the molestation charges would have meant a possible 10 to 24 years in prison and the sexual conduct charge carried a potential 35 years to life imprisonment.
Lawyers for Uribe, who has been on unpaid leave from the U.S. Border Patrol since 2010, say they are confident he will get his job back.
His personal life, however, will change. His wife has filed for divorce and Uribe has had no contact with his family since his arrest by Sahuarita police in Jan. 2010, his lawyers said. According to Uribe's lawyers, there is no chance for reconciliation.
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