Judge sets trial for Kendall man facing charges for sexual abuse against children

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 September 2016 at 5:37 pm

David Perry Sr. also faces charges for child pornography

ALBION – Orleans County Court Judge James Punch set Nov. 1 for jury selection for a trial against a Kendall man faces numerous charges for crimes against children.

Jury selection will start at 1 p.m. on Nov. 1 with the trial to continue the next day.

David P. Perry Sr.

David P. Perry Sr.

David P. Perry, 67, of Norway Road was arrested on March 9 for multiple charges related to sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of five girls ranging in age from 13 to 15. In May, Perry was arrested and charged with 15 counts of possession of an obscene sexual performance by a child less than 16 years old.

Approximately 15,000 images of suspected child pornography were found on Perry’s devices that were submitted for analysis. Many of the images found were children between the ages of 2 and 9 years of age, Undersheriff Chris Bourke said when Perry was charged in May.

David P. Perry Sr., 67, of Norway Road allegedly forced juvenile victims to smoke marijuana and drink alcoholic wine and vodka over several months in 2015. At times, the victims would reportedly consume these substances to the point of becoming impaired and intoxicated, Bourke said.

He was charged with sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child because Perry would allegedly make five girls undress, then he would perform various criminal sexual acts and sexual abuse, according to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office. It is also alleged that Perry would force the victims to pose for pictures while undressed or partially dressed.

The judge set the trial date after District Attorney Joe Cardone told Punch that a plea deal couldn’t be reached. Cardone said he wants Perry to serve a sentence for both sexual abuse crimes and the child pornogrpahy, with the sentences added together, rather than a concurrent sentence where Perry would only serve a sentence for the most severe crime.

“He wanted a better deal,” Perry’s attorney David Morabito told Judge Punch in court this afternoon.

Cardone said he isn’t offering a better deal for Perry, given his serious charges.

The Kendall resident blurted out in court that he “really hasn’t been offered one,” referring to a plea deal.

Punch chided Perry for his comment, telling him he should let Morabito, the attorney, speak on his behalf.

Morabito said he wanted a Huntley hearing to determine if some evidence could be suppressed. Punch set that hearing for 10 a.m. on Oct. 7.

The judge also moved back a civil trial set for early November so the trial could get started against Perry.

“When you have young witnesses that takes priority,” Punch said.

Perry remains in the Orleans County Jail on $500,000 bail.

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