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Guilty Verdict Returned in Felony Sex Offense Case

OSWEGO, NY – Shortly after 2 p.m. today (April 3), an Oswego County Jury returned a guilty verdict against Shawn A. Mulcahey, 36, of Liverpool.

He was charged by a single-count indictment with the offense of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the Second Degree, a Class D Felony.

It was alleged that Mulcahey engaged in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a female child between November of 2009 and December of 2010, starting when the victim was only 6 years old.

The offenses took place in the City of Fulton.

Assistant District Attorney Allison O’Neill prosecuted the case on behalf of the Oswego County District Attorney’s Office.

Mulcahey was represented by attorney Salvatore Lanza of Fulton.

The Hon. Donald E. Todd, Oswego County Court judge, presided over the trial.

After the jury returned its verdict, ADA O’Neill asked the court to remand Mulcahey to jail without bail pending sentence.

Instead, Judge Todd released the defendant on his own recognizance, allowing him to remain in the community.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 8.

Mulcahey faces a maximum sentence of seven years in state prison.

District Attorney Greg Oakes indicated that his office intends to seek the maximum sentence.

“Mulcahey committed monstrous acts and deserves the full penalty of the law,” the DA said.

“I am incredibly proud of the victim, who showed tremendous strength and courage throughout this case,” DA Oakes added. “This conviction was a collaborative effort, and I’d like to thank the Fulton Police Department and Child Advocacy Center for all of their hard work.”