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Guilty verdict for accused child molester in Lee County

Sanderson was arrested in Nicaragua in May
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Posted at 1:40 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 13:40:09-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Lee County man accused of fleeing to Central America after molesting two children is now headed to prison.

Thursday, a jury found Nelson Sanderson guilty of two counts of Lewd and Lascivious Behavior. This after about an hour of deliberations.

Sanderson who claimed he was innocent, was arrested in Nicaragua back in May after four years on run.

Sanderson is expected to be sentenced on November 15th. He potentially faces two life sentences in prison.