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Syracuse man found guilty of sexual assault after first conviction thrown out


An Onondaga County jury has found a man of guilty sexually abusing an elderly woman for a second time after his first conviction was thrown out on a technicality.


In Onondaga County Court Thursday afternoon, Vincent Torres of Syracuse was found guilty of felony burglary, sodomy, attempted sodomy, and sexual abuse after he was accused of breaking into a 76-year-old womanâ??s home in 2003 and forcing her to perform sex acts.


This was Torresâ?? second trial in this case. His 2011 conviction was thrown out on a technicality because his wife was not allowed into the court during jury selection.


Torres faces 87 years in state prison when he is sentenced on May 10.

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