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Dance teacher in sex abuse case not present at bail posting

By Kerry Longobucco.
A local dance teacher formerly convicted of sexually abusing a child was due in court Thursday morning -- but at the last minute, did not appear.

In 2013, Samantha Stone, of Waverly, was sentenced to 12 years to life behind bars for performing sexual acts with a girl under the age of thirteen.

But that conviction was thrown out on appeal last week -- and Stone won a new trial. A trial date has not yet been scheduled.

On Monday, Judge Joseph Cawley said he would release stone from Broome County Jail on $100,000 bail, or with no bail if she agrees to wear a monitoring device.

Fox 40 reached out to the prosecutor, and Stone's attorney, to ask why she did not appear, and whether she plans to make bail. Those calls were not immediately returned.