Dalton Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing 13-Year-Old

Bailey being led from court in May. (Photo/Conrad Baker)

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Dalton resident pled guilty to a violent sex offense against a young girl.

According to a press release from the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office, Bryan Bailey, 34, was convicted short of trial of felony Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree and now faces a sentence of 10 years in prison.

“This case represents a collaborative investigation by the members of our Sheriff’s Department, Child Protective Services and my office,” said District Attorney Greg McCaffrey. “I commend the hard work of all those involved and praise the victim of these horrific offenses for having the courage to come forward, for standing up and fighting back against this abuser. With the impending sentence, the victim should finally be able to begin the road to recovery.”

Bailey has been in custody since mid-March, when the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested him for felony Sex Abuse in the First Degree and misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child allegedly having sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl.

The investigation began after a concerned person reported to Deputy Ross Gerace, the School Resource Officer at Keshequa Central School, that Bailey may have been having inappropriate sexual contact with a juvenile female. None of the alleged conduct is thought to have occurred at the school.

While Bailey was in custody, the District Attorney’s Office presented the case to the Grand Jury, who indicted him for Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child, one of the most serious offenses in New York State Penal Law.

Bailey is held at the Livingston County Jail without bail. Judge Dennis Cohen will sentence him at a later date.

Bailey being led from court Thursday. (Photo/Conrad Baker)