- Associated Press - Thursday, April 27, 2017

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Jurors deciding the fate of a Long Island foster parent accused of sexually abusing eight children continue to deliberate despite telling the judge they were deadlocked.

Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/2qkOXTN) reports the jury, which began deliberating on Monday, sent a note to the Suffolk County court judge on Thursday saying they were “not able to come to a unanimous decision” and needed guidance.

The judge ordered the members to continue deliberations on Friday.

The trial of 60-year-old Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu began three weeks ago. The alleged crimes occurred between 1996 and 2016. The victims were among more than 100 troubled boys Gonzales-Mugaburu took in over those years.

He has pleaded not guilty. His attorney insisted there was no evidence to support the charges.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com


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