Andrew Daugherty, 49, who pleaded guilty to charges including predatory sexual assault against a child and child sex trafficking, has been sentenced to serve 40 years to life in prison.
The crimes took place in various locations in Yates County and the Southern Tier. An investigation launched last fall by the New York State Police revealed that Daugherty began abusing the girl in 2017, when she was under the age of 13.
Yates County District Attorney Todd Casella confirmed to media that Daugherty accepted a plea deal and waived his right to appeal as part of the agreement.
This conviction follows a 2006 incident in which Daugherty was found guilty of sexually abusing a five-year-old boy in Elmira, which led to a five-year probation period and his classification as a level 2 sex offender by the State of New York.
The case further unraveled to implicate others in the abuse. Daugherty did not act alone, according to investigators, and is among 18 individuals who have been charged in connection with the girl’s ordeal. Further details about these charges or the status of the other implicated individuals were not provided.
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