Monday, 19 August 2019 14:28

Man Convicted of Sexually Abusing Young Girl

Aug. 19, 2019 – A Binghampton man has been convicted of sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl who was spending the night with her family at the apartment of her mother’s ex-boyfriend, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Defendant Santos Morales, 37, was convicted on one count of aggravated sexual battery involving a sexual assault on the young girl December 2016 at an apartment in Binghampton. The Criminal Court jury returned its verdict on Thursday.
His bond was revoked and will be sentenced next month by Judge Carolyn Wade Blackett.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Sarah Poe and Jermal Blanchard.
The DA’s Special Victims Unit prosecutes cases of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse of child victims; rape and aggravated rape of adult victims, and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.
SVU reviews child-victim cases with Shelby County’s multi-agency Child Protection Investigative Team.