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Judge: Not Available
Court: Supreme Court, St. Lawrence County, New York
Plaintiff's Attorney: St. Lawrence County New York District Attorney's Office
Description: Watertown, New York criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with rape.
Mason Stone, age 22, was charged with sexually assaulting a 78-year-old woman.
DNA collected after the attack matched the Defendant's DNA.
“This defendant perpetuated a horrific sexual assault upon a vulnerable senior citizen. He then attempted to excuse his actions by claiming he was too intoxicated to commit this crime. The jury quickly saw through his insulting attempt to avoid consequences for his actions. Hopefully, this jury’s verdict, and the defendant’s subsequent sentencing, will send a message to anyone in our community who thinks it is ever okay to force themselves onto another person. I commend the bravery and courage of the victim to come forward and testify in this case,” said District Attorney Gary Pasqua in a news release.
Outcome: Defendant was found guilty. He faces 8 to 25 years in prison when sentenced.