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Beaumont man convicted of raping 5-year-old

A Jefferson County jury Wednesday convicted a Beaumont man of sexually assaulting his girlfriend's granddaughter. 

Ronald Guilbeaux, 53 of Fulton, Beaumont, Texas was convicted of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl at his home on Fulton Street. 

Police say Guilbeaux was babysitting the child while her mother worked in July of 2011. Prosecutors say that night, the girl complained to her mother of genital pain. The girl's mother brought the child to the hospital and medical experts confirmed the child was sexually assaulted. Subsequent interview with counselors revealed the girl had also been sexually assaulted by Guilbeaux the previous December.

The 5-year-old girl testified before the jury during the trial.

Guilbeaux will be sentenced August 17 by District Court Judge John Stevens. He faces 25 to 99 years or life in the state penitentiary.