Bridgeport man guilty of sexual assaults on granddaughter

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A 64-year-old Bridgeport man is facing a sentence of more than 50 years in prison after being convicted of repeated sexual assaults on his young granddaughter.

The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/1VXisIf ) a six-member jury found Joseph Burroughs guilty of first-degree sexual assault, third-degree sexual assault and four counts of risk of injury to a minor on Thursday.

The victim, now 9 years old, testified during the three-day trial that Burroughs sexually assaulted her on numerous occasions beginning when she was 5 years old.

Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Ann Lawlor praised the jury for their hard work to “reach the appropriate verdict.”

Burroughs spent five years in prison after he was convicted of manslaughter with a firearm in 1989.

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