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Registered sex offender found guilty of sexually abusing child

FULTON COUNTY, NY (WRGB) It took a jury in Fulton County only needed 3 hours to come back with a guilty verdict.

Investigators say Robert Velett was babysitting a neighbor's child when the child was discovered by the mother's boyfriend sitting naked playing a video game.

The child was taken to the hospital where it was discovered that a sexual assault took place.

Velett is a level two registered sex offender.

Police say Velett is well known to the family. but they believe the family had no idea about his criminal background and that he didn't divulge any of it to them.

According to the NY Sex Offender registry, Velett was convicted of having sexual contact with a 6 year old child back in 1999.

He's been found guilty of first degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. He is due to be sentenced in October.

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