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Former mayor found guilty of violating civil rights

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former Waterbury mayor was found guilty of violating the civil rights of two preteen girls, becoming the second current or former Connecticut mayor to be convicted on federal charges in a week.

A federal jury Tuesday convicted Philip Giordano, 40, of violating the girls' civil rights by sexually abusing them. The girls testified they had encounters with Giordano in his law and City Hall offices, his home, his car and a friend's home.

He faces up to life in prison; sentencing was set for June 13.