ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — A Laurel man was convicted Thursday of a number of charges stemming from an assault involving an 11-year-old girl in Anne Arundel County last year.

Jonathan Benitez was convicted of two counts of second-degree assault and two counts of third-degree sex offense, among other charges.

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The county’s state’s attorney’s office said 22-year-old Benitez kissed and licked an 11-year-old neighbor on her lips at a family party at a home on South Paula Drive on July 29, 2018. He then grabbed the girl’s breasts and buttocks, officials said.

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The girl immediately told her mother, who called police.

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Benitez faces up to 40 years behind bars when he’s sentenced next month. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.