Dog's Presence Calms Girl Testifying About Sex Assault

The Associated Press


POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate man was convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting a girl for four years starting when she was 10, an ordeal the girl was only able to describe while testifying with a companion dog at her side. The jury deliberated seven hours on Wednesday and Thursday before finding Victor Tohom, 36, guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child and child endangerment.

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