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Cecilio Rodriguez makes court appearance

Cecilio Rodriguez's mug shot after his arrest in Carson, Calif. Cecilio Rodriguez's mug shot after his arrest in Carson, Calif.

Musician Cecilio Rodriguez was in a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday morning.

The popular local entertainer is accused of molesting two sisters in the late 90s.

In court Rodriguez denied the allegations against him. A judge set a preliminary hearing for Nov. 16. Rodriguez was ordered to remain in California until that date.

Rodriguez, 66, was arrested Sept. 27 on two counts of lewd acts upon a child.

According to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, one of the victims told detectives that the abuse happened between 1994 and 1997 in Carson, Calif. Detectives said they identified three females, who were aged five to eight years old when the alleged acts occurred. Earlier reports said two females were sisters. Detectives said Rodriguez was a family friend.

Rodriguez is one half of the popular longtime local group Cecilio & Kapono.

He was released from custody after posting $200,000 bail on October 1.

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