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Tioga County Dance Teacher Guilty of Child Sex Abuse

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By Jason Weinstein.
A Tioga County dance instructor has been found guilty of sexually abusing children.

39-year-old Julie Werkheiser was found guilty Tuesday of two counts of predatory sexual assault against the child. Werkheiser committed the crimes against two different children under 13 years of age. The abuse happened at the Studio J Dance Studio in Waverly between July of 2006 and November of 2007.

The minimum sentence on each count is 10 years to life, with the maximum 25 years to life. Werkheiser remains in Tioga County Jail pending sentencing.