It took a Superior Court of Guam jury just over 24 hours to return with a guilty verdict convicting Gregorio Denamarquez of three counts of second-degree sexual assault conduct.

The verdict was read Tuesday afternoon.

Demamarquez was on trial accused of repeatedly sexually molesting a young girl known to him.

The abuse started when the child was seven years old.

Prosecutors want him to serve the maximum sentence of 60 years in prison.

“This pedophilia case reflects the prevalence of sex crimes victimizing our
most vulnerable children on our Island,” said Attorney General Doug Moylan. “Pedophiles include family members and neighbors in our villages.”

He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 23.

The AG noted that the conviction comes as the start of Sexual Assault & Child Abuse Prevention Month, as well as Crime Victims’ Rights Week.