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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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