Paul Gerard Faherty, 50, of Milton, Georgia, was found guilty as charged of two counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation and one count of Lewd or Lascivious Battery. The jury returned the guilty verdict Friday, following a four-day trial in Collier County.
The defendant was also found to be a Dangerous Sexual Felony Offender based on a prior conviction for Sexual Assault in the State of New Jersey.
Faherty was arrested by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office in May of 2019, after the victim came forward in late 2018. The allegations stemmed from incidents that took place between 2013 and 2015.
Assistant State Attorney Jennifer Brown and Assistant State Attorney Brian Ashby prosecuted the case. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
Based on his designation as a Dangerous Sexual Felony Offender, the defendant faces a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison.
Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office