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Elroy man convicted of child sexual assault
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An Elroy man was found guilty April 14  of 36 counts related to sexual assault of a child.

A Monroe County jury convicted Michael Dewey, 38. The convictions included nine convictions for first degree sexual assault of a child; six convictions for repeated sexual assault of a child; two convictions for incest; seven convictions for exposing genitals to a child; seven convictions for causing a child to expose genitals; four convictions for child enticement; and one conviction for false imprisonment.

After a four day trial, the jury deliberated for approximately seven hours before rendering their verdict.

“The facts of this case were horrific. No child should have to endure what Michael Dewey did to these children,” Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croninger said in a statement. “The jurors in this case had to listen to four days of very graphic testimony. I am grateful they took their roles in this case extremely seriously and rendered a verdict consistent with the facts presented.”

Croninger continued, “Michael Dewey is a predator who used children for his own sexual gratification. These verdicts will help to ensure that no other child has to endure victimization from him.”

Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Todd Ziegler, who presided over the case, revoked Dewey’s bond and remanded him to custody pending sentencing, which will be scheduled for a later date.