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Wilson man could face life in prison for sex abuse of girl

LOCKPORT - A Wilson man could spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury convicted him Friday of sexually abusing a girl from July 2014 through March of this year.

Alfonso C. Cutaia, 41, of New Road, was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child after about six hours of jury deliberations that wrapped up a two-week trial.

Assistant District Attorney Robert A. Zucco, who prosecuted the case with colleague Cheryl L. Nichols, said the minimum sentence is 10 years to life in prison; the maximum is 25 years to life. Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III will make sentence Cutaia on Jan. 26.

The girl was 7 years old when the abuse started. The jury acquitted Cutaia of a second predatory sexual assault charge, stemming from a complaint by a male who is now 19 years old. He came forward after learning of the charges Cutaia faced regarding the girl, and accused Cutaia of abusing him between 2006 and 2009.

Assistant Public Defender Christopher A. Privateer represented Cutaia.

 

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