by Nick Delgado
Guam - Closing arguments and jury instructions were delivered this afternoon in the criminal sexual conduct case for former school custodian Alfredo Nicolas, Jr. The 72-year-old is accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old boy in a school restroom.
Defense attorney Howard Trapp asked jurors to find his client not guilty contending the alleged victim was not able to identify Nicolas in the courtroom, and that the government failed to prove Nicolas touched the minor for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification. However, the prosecution argued Nicolas was not teasing the minor when he allegedly reached down the boy's pants, adding the defendant is a man who worked at a grammar school looking for sexual gratification.
The jury was given their instructions and are deliberating.