Fallston man found guilty of child sex abuse

A Harford County jury found James Thomas Starr, 26, of Fallston, guilty of sexual child abuse and third-degree sexual offense, Harford County State's Attorney Joseph Cassilly announced Friday.

The verdict came after more than 10 hours of deliberation over two days and was announced Thursday, Cassilly said in a media release.

Circuit Court Judge Stephen Waldron has ordered a pre-sentence investigation and remanded Starr to police custody. He had been free on $250,000 bail.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 17 at 9 a.m. in Harford County Circuit Court. Starr faces up to 35 years in prison, according to Cassilly.

Assistant State's Attorney Lisa Hyle Marts prosecuted Starr.

The offenses with which Starr was charged occurred in March 2012. The Aegis is not publishing other information about the nature of the charges to protect the identity of the victim.

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