Jury Trial Scheduled For Accused Child Molester

8/10/11 – A three day jury-trial has been scheduled for a Watertown man accused of molesting a six-year-old. Cory Hammond entered a “not guilty” plea when he was arraigned in April on charges of First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child Under the Age of 12. Two alleged incidents are said to have occurred between May and November of last year. According to the criminal complaint, the 19-year-old reportedly promised the girl several presents if she kept their secret. When questioned, Hammond admitted his actions to investigators saying they were isolated incidents. He faces up to 170 years in prison, if convicted. Hammond is being held on a $20,000 cash bond. The jury trial is scheduled to begin April 16, 2012.