FLORENCE — Ronald Bragonier, a Maricopa man charged with child molestation, was found guilty on all counts Friday morning.
He was charged with four counts of molestation of a child under the age of 15 and one count of sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 15. A 12-person jury rendered a verdict of guilty on all five counts.
Bragonier was accused of using a position of trust to prey on a 13-year-old victim. Closing arguments in the seven-day trial wrapped up at noon Wednesday before Superior Court Judge Jason Holmberg.
The jury deliberated Wednesday afternoon for more than three hours before wrapping up for the day. It continued deliberations all day Thursday.
At 4 p.m. on Thursday, sources told PinalCentral the jury was close to a decision. However, after a decision was expected at 4:30 and 5 p.m., the jurors did not come to a conclusion before Holmberg sent them home for the day.
The jury finally reached its verdict at 10:45 a.m. on Friday.
Bragonier’s sentencing has been scheduled for March 6 at 1:30 p.m.