Warren County dance teacher sex abuse conviction reversed
Posted at: 12/21/2012 10:17 AM
Updated at: 12/21/2012 10:38 AM
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) - An appeals court has reversed the conviction of a Warren County dance instructor on charges he sexually abused a young student, saying there were technical errors during jury selection.
The Appellate Division panel ruled Thursday the trial judge didn't properly question a potential juror about a possible bias against homosexuals and mishandled a juror's question about what would happen if there wasn't a unanimous verdict.
During his first trial, McGuire denied having sexual contact with the boy.
McGuire was sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted last year of sexual conduct against a child and sexual abuse.
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