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Auburn Man Found Guilty of Forcible Sexual Assault Against Teen


An Auburn man has been found guilty of forcible sexual assault.

Cayuga County District Attorney Brittany Grome Antonacci announced Thursday that a jury found 49-year-old Gerald Hoffman guilty of Sexual Abuse and Attempted rape as violent felonies for the sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl on September 13, 2023.

DA Antonacci commented: “We are pleased with the jury’s verdict and commend them for the time and consideration they gave listening to the evidence throughout the trial. I hope that this conviction provides the victim with justice and allows her to continue to heal. I understand that it takes a great deal of strength to come forward. I applaud her for her bravery in testifying against her abuser. I also commend the Auburn Police Department for their excellent work on this case.”

The jury began deliberation at 10:00a and reached a verdict at 2:37p.

Hoffman is scheduled for sentencing on August 15.

The trial was handled by Senior Assistant DA Heather De Stefano with the assistance of ADA Amandal Casselman.

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