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      Former quarterback gets two years prison for sexual abuse case

      Joel Josue Cuellar // File Photo

      A former Edinburg North quarterback is headed to prison.

      Joel Josue Cuellar appeared before Judge Mario Ramirez in the 332nd State District Court on Tuesday morning.

      Accused of aggravated sexual assault of a child, Cuellar entered into a plea agreement back in November.

      Court records show Cuellar pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child but asked for probation.

      But Judge Ramirez sentenced Cuellar to two years in prison for count one for indecency with a child.

      The judge then sentenced him to 10 years probation for count two, which was for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

      More than 20 witnesses took the stand during the sentencing.

      Court records show Cuellar acknowledged that he'll have to register as a sex offender after his release from prison.

      McAllen police arrested Cuellar at a local park back in July 2012.

      Investigators said he was caught in a sexual act with an 11-year-old boy.

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