Man found guilty of child sex abuse

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AUSTIN, Minn. – An Austin man has been convicted of sexually abusing a child.  41-year-old James Ray Watkins was arrested in March 2013 and charged with 1st and 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct involving a victim younger than 13 but more than 36 months old.  Mower County Court Administration says after a 3 day jury trial, Watkins was found guilty on both charges.  His sentencing has been scheduled for August 7th.

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