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Man who sexually assaulted elderly Syracuse woman found guilty on all counts in retrial

A man who was granted a retrial after being sentenced to nearly a century in prison for sexually assaulting an elderly Syracuse woman is going back to prison.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - A man who was granted a retrial after being sentenced to nearly a century in prison for sexually assaulting an elderly Syracuse woman is going back to prison.

A jury found Vincent Torres guilty on all counts on Thursday.

In 2011, Torres was sentenced to 97 years in prison after he was convicted on charges including burglary, one count of attempted sodomy, two counts of sodomy, and one count of sexual abuse.

He was re-tried on the same charges, and once again the jury returned with guilty verdicts on each.

"The jury did the right thing then and they did the right thing today," said Assistant District Attorney Jeremy Cali.

In July 2012, he was granted a retrial on a technicality - his wife was not able to sit in during jury selection because the courtroom was too crowded.

His victim, who was 85 when Torres was granted a retrial, talked to NewsChannel 9 on the phone after hearing the news:

"This guy raped me, he sodomized me, he choked me, why should he get another trial when he was found guilty in the first one?" she said.

His victim - now 86 - once again testified in the case, and the District Attorney's office praised her efforts.

"She was incredibly brave and did an incredible job," Cali said.

He is scheduled to be sentenced again on May 10.
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