A Coachella woman was found guilty Dec. 1 of molesting an 18-month-old boy, while a molestation trial will continue Friday for one of the boy’s relatives – a Desert Hot Springs man.
Michael James Flaherty, 35, and Cynthia Fuentes, 25, were arrested in August 2017. They are both charged with three counts of committing lewd acts on a child under 14 years old using force, two counts of committing sex acts on a child under 10 years old and one count of using a minor for obscene matter.
An Indio jury on Wednesday convicted Fuentes of all charges and she is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 28.
During opening statements at the Larson Justice Center, Deputy District Attorney Anne-Marie Lofthouse separately showed two panels of jurors, one for each defendant, an image of the child while