posted on September 03, 2013 17:32
A South Byron man convicted of having sexual contact with a child under the age of 11 was sentenced to four years in state prison Tuesday in county court.
John Chrisley, 47, of Mechanic Street was convicted by jury trial in July to two counts of first-degree Sex Abuse and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Judge Robert Noonan sentenced Chrisley to two determinate sentences of four years each, as well as a one-year indeterminate sentence for the endangerment charge -- all to run concurrently.
The victim’s mother, who said Chrisley molested her then-7-year-old daughter during the summer of 2011, spoke at sentencing and said she trusted Chrisley first as a car mechanic and then welcomed him into their family home. She said her family will live with a “lifetime of revulsion.”
Chrisley has maintained his innocence and says he has “been haunted by these baseless allegations,” and that the jury judged him “not on the law, but on emotions.”
Judge Noonan said he himself was not responsible for determining guilt – the jury was and did.
Chrisley has been under the supervision of Genesee Justice for over a year, where his attorney says he has had no problems for over a year.