HIV+ Pa. man convicted of raping girl, 12

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - December 2, 2009

Jurors in Northampton County on Wednesday convicted 25-year-old Shaun Austin, of Bath, on charges including rape of a child and statutory sexual assault. Prosecutors say Austin had unprotected sex with the then-12-year-old girl in late 2007 and 2008.

During the trial, Assistant District Attorney Patricia Broscius showed the jury photos and videos she said were of the encounters. But when he testified in his own defense Austin denied having sex with the girl, saying he was the victim of a vendetta.

Austin was also convicted in September on 96 counts of possession of child pornography. He will be sentenced in both cases Dec. 22.

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