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Former Lea County Deputy Found Guilty on Charges of Molesting a Family Member

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NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY, N.M. - A former Lea County deputy was will be heading to prison for molesting a family member.

The guilty verdict came down this evening for 61-year-old Danny Surratt after jurors deliberated for six hours.

He now faces 18 years behind bars.

Surratt was convicted for molesting a family member who was eight years old.

However, it isn't over for Surratt.

He actually will go to trial again in the future for a separate molestation case. 

Surratt was convicted last year but a judge threw out the guilty verdict.

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