DA To Re-present Sex Offender Case To Grand Jury

By: Brittany Grove

DA to re-present sex offender case to grand jury

NORWICH— An alleged sex offender accused of committing sexual acts against two male children appeared in Chenango County Court on Thursday before acting Judge James E. Downey.

William J. Quigley, 53, Sidney, was originally charged with three counts of criminal sexual act in the first degree, a class B felony; course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree, a class B felony; three counts of a criminal sexual act in the second degree, a class D felony; and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.

It is alleged that during the months of September through November in 2006, at 3554 state Highway 12 in the Town of Oxford, Quigley did perform oral sex on a male child approximately 10 years of age on more than one occasion.

It is also alleged that during the same time frame at a private residence on Cathleen Street in the Town of Oxford, Quigley did perform oral sex on another male victim less than 15 years of age on more than one occasion.

Benjamin Bergman, Quigley's attorney, made a motion to dismiss some of the charges against Quigley at a hearing on Sept. 20 of this year.

Downey dismissed the two counts of endangering the welfare of a child because the statute of limitations in this case does not allow prosecution for crimes committed before September of 2008. The alleged sex crimes took place between September and November, 2006.

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Downey also dismissed the course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree, citing a lack of evidence to establish the beginning and end dates of the acts of sexual conduct. The statute requires a time period not less than three months for the defendant to be indicted.

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