Jury Reaches Split Verdict In Sex Abuse Case

NEW YORK (CBS 2) – A jury reached a split verdict for a former juvenile justice worker accused of using his job to prey on underage girls.

A jury convicted Tony Simmons of sexually abusing two girls under his care at the family court building in Lower Manhattan, but he was acquitted of raping a third girl inside a courthouse elevator.

His accusers testified that Simmons began fondling them inside the court building in separate incidents between 2005 and 2008.

At the time, the girls were 15 and 16 years old.

The woman who made the rape allegation said she was appalled at the verdict.

“He needs to be treated like he’s a convict, like he’s a child rapist. I just feel like justice wasn’t completely served on my behalf,” she said.

Simmons faces up to four years in prison. He will be in jail until his sentencing on Feb. 1.

  • Dan Jones

    I know about a situation in NYC where disabled individuals are abused on a nightly basis. Curtis Walker and Sherilyn Richardson are the managers of a group home for developmentally disabled adults on 16th st. They run a horror house of sex abuse bordering on torture. They never engage i this activity in view of the staff, which numbers around 20. Last week a staff member noticed that one individual bleeding from her private parts. Under cross examination she admitted that Sherilyn may have put something up there. Most of these group homes are run by corrupt, greedy, insensitive, and sadistic people and I would advise that anyone with a disabled relative avoid these places at all costs.

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