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Man convicted of sexual assault, sexual abuse

Posted at 11:37 AM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 13:37:40-05

A man was convicted of seven counts of sexual assault, sexual abuse and vulnerable adult abuse

According to the Pima County Attorney's Office, John Swearingen abused his adult niece -- who functioned at the level of a 9 or 10-year-old girl -- over a period of 10 years.

When the victim refused his sexual advances, he pushed her out of a moving vehicle. She called 911 and turned him in.

Swearingen will be sentenced Dec. 11. He is now serving concurrent 10-year prison terms for separate aggravated DUI cases from 2014 and 2015.