A former Chenango County dance teacher could spend a decade in prison after admitting his guilt Monday in a child sex abuse abuse case.
Travis M. St. Denny, 28, from Norwich, will also likely hear from the seven child victims in this case at his September sentencing hearing, according to Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride.
On Monday, St. Denny pleaded guilty in Chenango County Court to two felony counts of second-degree criminal sexual act and one felony count of promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child.
Information to the state's Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment Hotline helped launch a criminal investigation by Norwich police and Chenango County Sheriff's deputies, resulting in St. Denny's arrest in March.
McBride says the victims were met by St. Denny during his previous job as a dance teacher.
"It was a terrible case for Chenango County," McBride said Tuesday of the guilty plea.
The plea agreement calls for consecutive five-year prison terms for both counts of criminal sexual act and a concurrent penalty of up to three years for the sexual performance charge, bringing St. Denny's total prison exposure to 10 years.
The prison sentence will be followed by 10 years of post-release supervision and sex offender registration.
St. Denny will also have an opportunity to address Judge Frank Revoir at sentencing in order to pitch for a lesser penalty, according to McBride.
Ex-dance teacher faces 10-year prison penalty for child sex abuse in Chenango County Anthony Borrelli pressconnects.com July 11, 2017