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      Former quarterback pleads guilty to sexually abusing boy

      Joel Josue Cuellar // Hidalgo County Jail Photo

      After more than a year in the courts, a former Edinburg North quarterback has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a boy.

      Joel Josue Cuellar appeared for trial in the 332nd State District Court on Tuesday morning.

      Accused of aggravated sexual assault of a child, the former Edinburg North quarterback entered into a plea agreement.

      Court records show Cuellar pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child but is asking for probation/deferred adjudication.

      The records show Cuellar acknowledges that he'll have to register as a sex offender.

      Sentencing for the case is now set for January 10th.

      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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