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Little League coach found guilty of sexually abusing 10-year-old player

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Posted at 2:17 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-20 01:04:11-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - A Little League coach was found guilty of sexually abusing a player.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 52-year-old Christopher James Preston was found guilty of two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a 10-year-old player by a federal jury.

Preston, a member of the Tohono O'odham Nation, will be sentenced Sept. 26. He faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.

According to the DOJ, Preston sexually abused a 10-year-old at his home during the summer of 1998 in the San Xavier District of the Tohono O'odham Nation. Preston coached a Thornydale Little League team.