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Wayne Post
  • Foot toucher found guilty on all counts

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  • A Monroe County jury has found Anthony Perri, the man accused of inappropriately touching childrens’ feet in two local libraries last year, guilty on all counts.
    Perri, of Henrietta was convicted of three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony, and three counts of misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child on Monday, Oct. 28.
    The court reports that Perri approached three juveniles — first at the Pittsford Public Library on Jan. 24, 2012 and the Penfield Public Library on July 12, 2012. Perri approached the children, removed their shoes and fondled their feet.
    His trial, which commenced last week, was delayed several months while Perri underwent psychological evaluation to determine his competency to stand trial.
    “So much was made about the defendant’s bizarre behavior both before and after his arrest that many forget that this man victimized children,” stated prosecuting attorney, William Gargan, chief of the Monroe County district attorney’s office Domestic Violence Bureau. “Mr. Perri’s actions, while strange, were fundamentally predatory, and I believe strongly that the children of this community are safer following today’s verdict.”
    Perri will be sentenced on Dec. 5 before Judge Victoria Argento, where he faces up to 10 years in prison for each of the felony convictions. He remains held in the Monroe County Jail.

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