Testimony underway in Thornton sexual assault trial
ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, N.Y. -- The trial is underway for a St. Lawrence County man who is accused of sexually assaulting two young girls.
Richard Thornton was charged back in 2010. Court documents show the two victims were sexually assaulted multiple times over an eight-year time period. Both children were under the age of 11 when the assaults began.
Thornton is charged with predatory sexual assault against a child, first- and second-degree sexual conduct against a child, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Opening statements were heard on Friday. Witnesses were called to the stand Monday.