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Woman found guilty of battery while protesting 2017 Make America Great Again march in Huntington Beach

Booking photo of Jessica Aguilar
Jessica Aguilar, 23, of Sacramento was found guilty Wednesday of one misdemeanor count of battery. Prosecutors alleged she punched a man and slapped another while protesting a rally supporting President Trump in March 2017 at Bolsa Chica State Beach.
(Courtesy of Orange County district attorney’s office)

A protester opposed to President Trump was convicted Wednesday of committing battery at a 2017 Make America Great Again march in Huntington Beach, court records show.

An Orange County Superior Court jury in Westminster found Jessica Aguilar, 23, of Sacramento guilty of one misdemeanor count of battery.

She was sentenced to three years’ probation, a suspended sentence of 20 days in jail and 10 days of work with the California Department of Transportation, according to court records.

Aguilar was accused of punching a man in the face and slapping another twice while protesting the rally at Bolsa Chica State Beach on March 25, 2017.

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On June 2, 2017, Aguilar was charged with two misdemeanor counts of battery, though one count was dismissed last year, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office.

Aguilar’s attorney declined to comment Thursday.

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Updates:
4:02 PM, Aug. 15, 2019: This article was originally published at 12:18 p.m. and was updated with additional information.

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