Saratoga County District Attorney Karen A. Heggen announced today that Heidi Gannon (d.o.b. 8/31/75) was sentenced by Saratoga County Court Judge James A. Murphy, III to 10 years incarceration in state prison, to be followed by 20 years of post-release supervision on the charge of Criminal Sex Act in the First Degree, a class “B” violent felony, in violation of New York State Penal Law Section 130.50(4), and a sentence of 7 years incarceration in state prison, to be followed by 10 years of post-release supervision for her guilty plea to Sex Abuse in the First Degree, a class “D” violent felony, in violation of New York State Penal Law Section 130.65(4). Both sentences were directed to run concurrently. Additionally, Judge Murphy also imposed an 18-year Order of Protection, which directs that Heidi Gannon have no contact, – in any manner or using any type of method of communication- with the victims in this case. The Court also noted that the defendant Heidi Gannon will have to register pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act when she is released.
Heidi Gannon’s conviction stems from her guilty plea on May 12, 2016 when she admitted and acknowledged her involvement and actions in perpetrating acts of sexual abuse with her husband Arthur Gannon in the Town of Corinth over a period of over 5 years. Arthur Gannon was sentenced last week to a total of 69 years to life following his July 7, 2015 jury conviction in Saratoga County Court for repeatedly sexually abusing two young victims over a period of more than 5 years. Heidi Gannon testified against her husband, describing how they both perpetrated these felonies. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Michele Schettino, who told the Court today at Heidi Gannon’s sentencing that over the course of the five days that Heidi Gannon testified against her husband Arthur Gannon, that Heidi “…showed how she failed the two victims, … [and] put herself first”.
District Attorney Karen A. Heggen praised the courage and strength demonstrated by the victims in this case. “In their victim impact statements to the Court today, it is clear that these young victims are survivors and that they are moving forward with strength and a positive view towards the future, despite the horrific crimes that were perpetrated against them by Heidi and Arthur Gannon”.