By Lisa Pett
A jury found a Wisconsin Rapids man guilty of 1st degree sexual assault for molesting a 5-year-old female family members in March of 2014.
Michael Petta, 57, sat quietly as Judge John Finn polled the seven women and five men who deliberated for over seven and a half hours before reaching a verdict. The victim’s family burst into tears after the verdict was read.
The trial concluded after the second day of deliberations. Petta will be sentenced on July 28.
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