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Fort Stockton man who went missing with daughter found Guilty by Federal Jury

Hector Flores Jr. was found Guilty on Child Endangerment charges.

FORT STOCKTON, Texas — Hector Flores Jr., the Fort Stockton man who went missing with his daughter, has been found guilty by a Federal Jury on one count of Child Endangerment, according to a court docket. 

On June 20, Flores Jr. and his team filed a motion to have his case dismissed. However, the motion was denied by the Judge the next day, and the trial moved forward. 

There was also an oral motion for judgement of acquittal by Flores Jr., which was also denied by the Judge. 

Flores Jr. and his daughter were found near Big Bend National Park, in the Mexican state of Coahuila, over two weeks after they went missing on Jan. 28.

In March, Flores Jr. was indicted on federal child endangerment charges, which he pleaded not guilty to.

Flores' sentencing date has been set for September 27, 2022 as of now. 

Stay with us here at NewsWest 9 as we continue to update everything surrounding this case as it moves through court. 

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