Saratoga County District Attorney Karen A. Heggen announced today that Arthur A. Gannon (d.o.b.8/5/68) was sentenced by Saratoga County Court Judge James A. Murphy, III to a total of 69 years to life following the July 7, 2015 jury conviction of defendant Gannon in Saratoga County Court for repeatedly sexually abusing two young victims over a period of more than 5 years. Gannon was sentenced to 25 years to life for each of the five counts of Predatory Sexual Assault, Class A-II felonies, in violation of Penal Law Sections 130.95(2); 130.95(3) and130.96; 5-15 years for the conviction of Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance, a Class C Felony, in violation of Penal Law Section 263.05; 7 years determinate, plus 10 years post release supervision for each of the two counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, Class D Felonies, in violation of Penal Law Section 130.65(2), and one year for each of the two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Class A Misdemeanors, in violation of Penal Law Section 260.10(1). The sentences regarding the felony offenses for the two victims were directed to run consecutively for each victim and for each offense, which is how the total of 69 years to life is calculated. The misdemeanor sentences merge with the felony sentences by operation of law.
The convictions 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. In her remarks to the Court before Judge Murphy pronounced sentencing, ADA Schettino spoke about “…the courage and composure of these two young victims- to first speak up to authorities about what had been continually happening to them at the hands of the defendant and the courage they demonstrated by facing the defendant in court and testifying about the atrocities the defendant committed upon them for such a long period of time”.
District Attorney Karen A. Heggen noted today that “justice was served today with Judge Murphy’s sentence of 69 years to life for the crimes Arthur Gannon was convicted of by a trial jury. Justice that the defendant will be removed from our community to never again be able to perpetrate such heinous offenses against anyone else, and justice for the victims of these crimes and all who have supported them”. In their victim impact statements, each victim referred to the effects they continue to suffer because of the crimes Arthur Gannon committed, but they also spoke about how they continue to overcome these terrible events and continue to heal and move forward positively with their lives.