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November 21, 2012

Man faces sentencing on sex charge

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The Daily Star

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COOPERSTOWN — A 19-year-old Mount Vision man is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 7 after an Otsego County jury convicted him of first-degree criminal sexual act for sodomizing a 10-year-old girl in Milford.

Darren VanDeusen was arrested by state police last December after the girl told her mother about the attack, Otsego County District Attorney John Muehl said. The mother had brought the child to A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital to be examined, he said.

VanDeusen was represented during the trial by attorney E.W. Garo Gozigian of Cooperstown.

Muehl, who prosecuted the case, said the jury was made up of five men and seven women.

VanDeusen is slated to be sentenced by Otsego County Judge John Lambert, who presided over the trial. VanDeusen has been remanded to Otsego County Correctional Facility without bail.