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Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula Found Not Guilty of Misdemeanor Child Abuse Charge

After deliberating for only a few hours, a jury Thursday found Fresno Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula not guilty of a misdemeanor child abuse charge. The Democrat’s family cheered and clapped as the jury made up of six men and six women handed down the verdict. Outside the courthouse Prosecutor Steve Wright told reporters he’s disappointed with the verdict, but understands the jury’s decision. “I think it shows to anybody, again, it doesn’t matter who you are or what you do for a living, if you abuse a child we’re going to do what we can to protect that child and hold that person accountable and to make sure it never happens again,” Wright said. For those who thought the case shouldn’t have been filed in the first place, Wright said, “I think that if they make that comment they should have had to sit through the evidence and hear what that evidence was.” The evidence in Arambula’s case supported going to trial, Wright said. Arambula spoke to reporters outside of his attorney’s office in

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