Cortland County District Attorney Patrick Perfetti yesterday (September 3) announced the conviction of 32-year-old Matthew Price, who was found guilty of Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child and several other sexual offense felonies.
Price has been on trial for a June 2017 incident, in which he repeatedly and forcibly raped, sexually assaulted and sexually abused his young victim.
Following his conviction, Price was remanded to the Cortland County Jail without bail and is scheduled for an October 29 sentencing.
He faces a minimum of 10 years to life and will have to register as a sex offender.
“The loss of innocence in these types of cases is truly tragic,” said A.D.A. Christine Ferraro, special
victims prosecutor, who tried the case. “However, the victim felt empowered being able to face the
defendant and testify about the horrific abuse at the hands of this sexual predator. These difficult cases rely upon the cooperation and courage of victims being willing to come forward and testify.””