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Lawrence Senior, 86, Indicted in Alleged Sex Crimes

Mercer County grand juries recently indicted Charles Deaton, of Ivy Glen Lane, on criminal sexual contact charges stemming from three separate incidents, the county prosecutor's office announced.

Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office.

Three separate indictments were recently returned by Mercer County grand juries charging an 86-year-old Lawrence Township man with criminal sexual contact.

Charles Deaton, of Ivy Glen Lane, was charged in three separate cases. 

He was indicted for one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact for touching the breast and buttocks of a 30-year-old neighbor on Nov. 29, 2011. 

The second indictment charges Deaton with one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact for touching a pharmacy employee on Jan. 28, 2012. 

The last indictment charges Deaton with one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact for touching the breasts of a Macy’s employee on July 23, 2012.

A fourth-degree crime carries a maximum penalty of 18 months in state prison.

A grand jury determined that insufficient evidence existed for an indictment with regard to the incident that occurred on Jan. 25, 2012, where Deaton was charged with criminal sexual contact for touching the breast of a 61-year-old neighbor.

An indictment is merely an accusation.  All persons charged are presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

 

Previous Coverage:

  • Feb. 1, 2012: "85-Year-Old Suspected of Molesting 3 Women"
  • July 25, 2012: "Elderly Man Again Accused of 'Inappropriate' Touching"

 

Sanriobaby October 02, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Good! God knows how many countless women this perv has laid his hands on over his life. Even though he's elderly, I still hope the prosecutor doesn't allow him to plead out and that the judge throws the book at him. This will be justice for every woman who had to deal with this creep!
Tom Regan November 27, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Age shouldn't matter - neither color, race or childhood issues - we need to start dealing with "bad" people - harshly, brutally and without any compassion so that the good people - the honest hard working people can enjoy what they have sacrificed for all thier lives.

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