Malone, NY, Jun 21, 2012 — The former director of a youth center in Saranac Lake was found guilty of second-degree rape, second-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child on Wednesday. The unanimous verdicts against Michael Scaringe came after roughly six hours of deliberations in the high-profile case by a Franklin County Court jury.
Scaringe was arrested in January 2010 on charges that he raped a then-13-year-old girl, whom he met through the youth center, in December 2009. At the time, Scaringe was 61. As Chris Knight reports, he now faces a maximum of seven years behind bars. Go to full article