NY juvenile worker gets prison for molesting girls

The News Leader

February 1, 2011 8:13:08 AM PST
A former juvenile-justice worker convicted of molesting teenagers at a Manhattan courthouse has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Tony Simmons did not speak at his sentencing on Tuesday. An appeal is planned.

He was accused of brazenly using his job to prey on the underage girls. He was convicted of molesting two teens but acquitted of raping a third.

Simmons' case had sparked protests from women's advocates.