A Venango County Court jury on Wednesday convicted a Seneca man on five counts, including the rape of a child, for two reported sexual assaults on an 11 year-old girl.
After only an hour-and-a-half of deliberations, the jury found 53 year-old Stuart Proper guilty of the charges against him in connection with allegations stemming from incidents that allegedly occurred last August at a residence in Oil City. Police in Oil City had charged Proper with twelve counts when they arrested him in late September. This week’s trial proceeded following the dismissal of seven charges.
Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date. Proper remains lodged in the Venango County Jail.