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Posted on: November 8, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Wayne County Jury Convicts Child Molester

HONESDALE – A Hamlin man has been found guilty on four felony and two misdemeanor charges related to a series of attacks on a young girl over the course of a year and a half.

Following a two-day trial earlier this week, the jury deliberated approximately one hour before convicting Mark Allen Blevins, 57 of aggravated indecent assault, criminal attempt to commit aggravated indecent assault, corruption of minor and misdemeanor counts of indecent assault of a complainant less than 13 and indecent exposure.

First Assistant District Attorney Deborah Rothenberg, who prosecuted the case, said,  “Today was a major victory for Wayne County. We are privileged in the District Attorney’s Office to have the responsibility to protect and stand up for young victims of sexual abuse. Today’s verdict shows that the community will not tolerate child molestation.”

She added, “I am honored to have been the voice of this victim and hope this verdict will help her and her family move on with their lives. I am thankful for the Wayne County Multi-Disciplinary Team who helped make this conviction happen.”

District Attorney Robinson stated, “As usual, First Assistant District Attorney Rothenberg did an outstanding job. She is a fierce and very effective prosecutor of child molesters.”

Blevins is scheduled to be sentenced on February 7.

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