Saratoga County District Attorney Karen A. Heggen announced today that Arthur A. Gannon (d.o.b.8/5/68) was convicted in Saratoga County Court after a 7 week trial of five counts of Predatory Sexual Assault, Class A-II felonies, in violation of Penal Law Sections 130.95(2); 130.95(3) and130.96 (different theories); one count of Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance, a Class C Felony, in violation of Penal Law Section 263.05; two counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a Class D Felony, in violation of Penal Law Section 130.65(2), and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Class A Misdemeanor, in violation of Penal Law Section 260.10(1). The top counts of the indictment, Class A-II felony charges, carry a maximum sentence of twenty five years to life in prison, with the possibility for consecutive sentences. The trial was held in front of Saratoga County Court Judge James A. Murphy, III. The jury began deliberations today and reached a verdict this afternoon. The jury returned a guilty verdict on all ten of the charges that were submitted to them.
The charges in the indictment stem from defendant’s conduct in the Town of Corinth, Saratoga County during the time period of June 2009 through June 2015. The case was investigated by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Michele Schettino and Alan Poremba. ADA Schettino called twenty witnesses, including the two victims, who bravely faced the defendant in court to testify.
Sentencing is scheduled for September 7, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.