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Salinas School Worker Guilty Attempting Sex 11-07-18 17:44 DC

A Salinas school district worker has been found guilty of attempting to have sex with a minor. 

33-year-old Jesus Ortega was a computer technician for the Santa Rita School District when he began sending a girl inappropriate emails.

According to the Monterey County District Attorney's Office, Ortega started emailing the girl in May 2017 and continued for about two months.

On Nov. 5, Ortega was found guilty of communicating with a minor under 14 to commit oral copulation, attempting to meet with a minor for a lewd purpose, arranging a meeting with a minor for a lewd purpose, sending pornography to a minor and annoying a minor. 

Ortega will be sentenced on Dec.11, 2018. He faces up to five years and eight months in custody. 

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