BINGHAMTON – Testimony in the child sex trafficking case against Dean Sacco continued in a Binghamton federal courtroom Monday. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Thomas J. McAvoy denied Sacco’s attorney’s request for a mistrial, and also denied striking from the record last week’s testimony regarding Sacco’s alleged admission of having sex with a minor.
This is the second week of testimony in the trial of Linda O’Connor, 46, of Norwich, and Sacco, 49, of Jersey City, N.J., who are charged with buying a child for sex, sex trafficking of a child, and possessing and producing child pornography for filming encounters with the girl. Sacco also is accused of driving over state lines to have sex with a minor. It is alleged that O’Connor sold the girl to Sacco, exchanging her sexual favors for back rent O’Connor owed to Sacco.