Man Found Dead Was On Trial For Sexual Assault
MONTOUR FALLS, NY (WENY) - The body of a man on trial for sexual assault and pornography charges was found in the woods in Montour Falls.
Timothy Kelly's body was found by a bow hunter after the hunter heard a gunshot. Police are investigating his death as a suicide.
Kelly was facing two counts of Predatory Sexual Offense Against A Child and numerous counts of Possession of Child Pornography. He was charged in June 2015. The charges stem from an investigation where Kelly was accused of having had sexual intercourse with a female victim under the age of 13. Earlier this year, Tioga County Court Judge Gerald Keene severed the sexual assault and pornography charges, requiring two separate trials.
Schuyler County District Attorney Joseph Fazzary and Kelly's attorney, James Baker, returned to the courtroom to advise the judge on the incident. The jury was discharged, and both cases against Kelly were dismissed.Thursday, October 13, 2016