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Trial to begin in sexual assaults

Volusia County -- A 42-year-old Daytona Beach man faces trial this week on charges he repeatedly sexually abused a young girl who was under his care.

A Volusia jury was seated Monday to hear the case against Ismael Hernandez, who is accused of abusing and raping the girl between September 2004 and August 2005, when she was between 12 and 16 years old, according to a police report. The incidents occurred on weekends when the girl's mother was working, the police report said.

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Hernandez faces four first-degree felony counts of sexual activity with a child.


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