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Dance Teacher Gets 11 Years to Life for Child Sex Abuse

By Jason Weinstein.
A Tioga County dance instructor will spend 11 years to life in prison for two counts of sexual assault against a child.

39-year-old Julie Werkheiser was sentenced on Friday. 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 sentences will run concurrently.