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Abbate Convicted of 1 Count of Child Molestation, Acquitted of 23 Others

Friday, February 8th, 2013

I was looking over my web stats last night and I noticed a lot of visits to a story on former GLOCK shooting coach William Abbate. He was arrested in 2011 for “child molestation, aggravated child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes, sexual exploitation of children and statutory rape.” After a couple of delays he was tried in Henry County, Georgia.

After two days of deliberation, a jury convicted him of a single count of child molestation. Specifically, that count surrounded an assertion that he provided a sex toy to a minor. According to the Henry Herald, Billy Abbate will be sentenced February 15 and faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.

This isn’t over yet, while Abbate may been found not guilty of the vast majority of the charges in Georgia, he still faces similar charges in the victim’s home state of Virginia. What will happen there remains to be seen.