25-year-old guilty of molesting 7-, 9-year-olds

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Nassau County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Stephen Drakus

YULEE, Fla. - Stephen Elliott Drakus, 25, was convicted this week on three counts of lewd or lascivious molestation.

Prosecutors say two girls, ages 7 and 9, told authorities in February 2012 that Drakus had inappropriately touched them over a several-year period. The investigation found the abuse started in 2009.

Drakus faces up to life in prison. He will be sentenced Nov. 7.

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