Man found guilty of sexually abusing 2 younger sisters
A Long Island man has been convicted of sexually assaulting two young girls.
Manuel Cedillo, of Levittown, was found guilty by jury verdict of two counts of violent felony of course sexual conduct against a child on Friday, September 30.
The offenses took place in Suffolk County.
“No child should have to go through the trauma of confronting their abuser and reliving such horrific experiences, but these girls did it and I commend them for their bravery,” said Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney. “Because of their bravery, this defendant faces a heavy prison sentence.”
Evidence at trial established that between the spring of 2011 and February 2012, Cedillo, who was known to the family, sexually assaulted the two on separate occasions, Tierney said.
The two victims are sisters and were 8 and 5 years old respectively at the time of the abuse, Tierney said.
Cedillo sexually assaulted the older sister from age 8 until age 9, according to Tierney.
Cedillo also subjected the younger sister to sexual assault during the same period when she was between 5 and 6 years old, Tierney said.
The abuse stopped when Cedillo attempted to sexually abuse the oldest daughter and she partially disclosed to her mother that he had touched her inappropriately, Tierney said.
No further disclosure was made to the victims’ mother until eight years later, when the older sister noticed Cedillo was looking at her Instagram Stories and panicked that he was stalking her, prosecutors said. .
After the older sister fully revealed what Cedillo did to her, the younger sister also revealed the abuse she suffered at the hands of Cedillo, Tierney said.
Cedillo is due back in court for sentencing on Monday, November 21.
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