Arthur Gannon found guilty in sex abuse trial

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A jury found Arthur Gannon guilty on all counts against him.

It took nearly 2.5 hours to reach the verdict. He now faces 25 years to life in prison.

The prosecution says it was difficult to listen to the victims recount the abuse suffered for years.

It was judgement day for Gannon after a seven week trial in Saratoga County Court. A jury of nine men and three women found Gannon guilty of sexually abusing two young girls related to him.

The 47-year-old was found guilty on all 10 counts, including predatory sexual assault and 1st degree sexual abuse.

Sheriff Deputies say the abuse went on for years. Gannon was accused of taking photos and restraining the victims against their will, inside his Palmer Avenye apartment in Corinth.

It is the worst sexual abuse case Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo says he’s ever seen in his nearly 40 year career.

The prosecution says the hardest part was preparing the victims for court.

His wife also pleaded guilty as an accomplice in the case.

 

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