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Two Men Convicted Of Molesting Three Boys After Mom Finds Disturbing Photos

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Two men were convicted of molesting three brothers, ages 7 to 11 at the time, in Tustin over the course of multiple years. One of the men is looking at 214 years in prison. Dustin James Elwood, 24, was convicted on multiple counts of lewd acts with a minor as well as possession of child pornography, the OC Register reports. Elwood's friend, Jimmy Ernest Hutton, 27, was also convicted of sexually assaulting two of the brothers. He's looking at 63 years to life in prison, but Elwood is looking at 214. The men will be sentenced on June 26.

The assaults were discovered when the boys' mother found a flash drive containing sexually explicit images of her children, including at least one of of Elwood assaulting one of the boys, according to OC Weekly.

The oldest brother, now 18, said that Elwood was a family friend who befriended him in 2008 when he was in junior high, and that Elwood would often take him to his baseball games when his dad was too busy. Elwood also became friends with the two younger boys, the youngest being about 3 or 4 when they first met.

Elwood eventually introduced the brothers to Hutton, who was charged with assaulting two of the boys. In one incident, one of the brothers said Hutton licked chocolate syrup off his body. Hutton had moved to Tennessee after the assaults, and was extradited back to Orange County.

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Two friends of the brothers also accused the men of inappropriate hugs and comments about their appearance, but the jurors were unable to reach verdicts on any counts pertaining to those boys.