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Man convicted of repeated sexual assaults that began when girl was 13

After hearing two days of testimony, a State Supreme Court jury convicted a Buffalo man of repeatedly sexually assaulting an adolescent girl.

A jury convicted Robert Healy on all counts.

Robert J. Healy, 36, of Gatchell Street, was convicted of three counts of rape with a victim under age 15, two counts of criminal sexual behavior with a victim under age 15 and with endangering the welfare of a child.

Assistant District Attorney Anthony Rossi said Healy’s abuse of the girl took place over the course of at least a year, from June 2014 to May 2015. Jurors found Healy guilty of having sexual intercourse as well as other sexual contact with the victim, who was 13 years old when the abuse began.

The assaults came to light when the victim confided in a friend and her mother.

Evidence in Healy’s trial included letters that he sent to the girl with sexual references while he was jailed on another case involving abuse of an adult woman.

Healy faces a maximum of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced by Justice Deborah Haendiges on June 15.

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