CENTRE COUNTY, PA (The Centre Daily Times) – A jury found a 64-year-old man guilty Friday after he was accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl for about four years.
Seven men and five women deliberated for about 4.5 hours before convicting William Velasquez, of North Carolina, after a two-day trial.
He was found guilty of one felony count of aggravated indecent assault and three misdemeanor counts of indecent assault. He was found not guilty of two felony counts of unlawful contact with a minor.
“The jury’s verdict should be received as a statement of reassurance by all survivors of sexual assault: You will be heard,” Deputy District Attorney Sean McGraw said.