Plea Deal In Sexual Assault Case Avoids Prison Time

TROY – A 62-year-old man who faced up to life in prison if convicted of sexually assaulting a child instead will be sentenced to the three days he spent in jail when he was arrested and five years of probation under a plea deal reached in Rensselaer County Court on Friday afternoon.

William A. Cavanaugh Sr. pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree assault after a mistrial was declared in September when he faced seven felony and three misdemeanor counts, charged with continuing sexual abuse of two young girls.

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