OSWEGO, NY – An Oswego County jury today (Oct. 23) convicted Richard M. Switts, 40, of Mexico, of six counts second-degree criminal sexual act (Class D violent felony); two counts of second-degree sexual abuse (Class A Misdemeanor); and three counts of third-degree sexual abuse (Class B misdemeanor).
Through its verdict, the jury found that Switts engaged in multiple acts of sexual conduct with a female child who was less than 15 years old between 2010 and 2011.
The incidents took place at various locations in the town of Schroeppel.
After the verdict, the Hon. Donald Todd, Oswego County Court, remanded Switts to jail without bail pending sentence.
Switts is scheduled to appear for sentencing on November 24.
He faces a sentence of a minimum of two years and a maximum sentence of seven years on each count of second-degree criminal sexual act.
The case was prosecuted by Chief Assistant District Attorney Mark Moody and Assistant District Attorney Courtney Haviland.
The defense attorney was Scott Kim.
The District Attorney’s Office commends the efforts of the New York State Police for their efforts in the case and applauds the victim for her courage in coming forward.