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Man Convicted of Aggravated Sexual Assault on Cruise Ship


This news story was published on December 23, 2012.
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ORLANDO—U.S. Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces that a federal jury today found Casey Dickerson (32, Casselberry) guilty of one count of aggravated sexual abuse and one count of sexual abuse of a minor. Dickerson faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set. Dickerson was indicted on September 12, 2012.

According to evidence presented at trial, Dickerson engaged in the aggravated sexual assault of a 15-year-old on a cruise ship. Dickerson and two minor males forcibly assaulted the victim on August 19, 2012, in a cabin on the ship. Dickerson was arrested on a federal charge on August 19, 2012.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg.

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