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Friday, March 28, 2014

Split Verdict in Bradford Man's Trial

A jury has found a 40-year-old Bradford man guilty of some charges related to his having sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl, and not guilty of others.

Gerald Pope would lie down on the couch or floor, expose his genitals and tell the girl to perform a sex act on him, according to court papers obtained by WESB.

He was found guilty of unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of minors. The jury found him not guilty of aggravated indecent assault, attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent assault.

Pope is scheduled for sentencing on July 3 in McKean County Court.

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