A Sedgwick County jury deliberated for just over 2 1/2 hours on Friday before convicting a Wichita man of sexually molesting a 12-year-old girl two years ago. A least one of the counts carries a presumptive sentence of life in prison with parole eligibility after 25 years because it falls under Jessica’s Law, which strengthened penalties for sex offenders after it was passed in 2006.
Breyon Mukes, 22, was found guilty of one count each of aggravated criminal sodomy and attempted aggravated criminal sodomy connected to the abuse, which occurred at a Wichita home in August and September 2014.
Jurors also convicted him of criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and defacing the identification marks on a gun, the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office said. His sentencing date has not yet been set.
Authorities arrested Mukes after the girl’s sister discovered him lying in bed with her around 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2014. He had previously been acquitted of raping a 5-year-old girl in 2010.
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Sedgwick County District Court Judge Warren Wilbert presided.