Watertown Teen Convicted Of Assault

(Watertown) A Watertown teen accused of having inappropriate contact with a minor entered into a plea deal Tuesday. Brandon Peters entered a no contest plea to a felony count of Repeated Sexual Assault of the Same Child and two misdemeanor charges of Fourth Degree Sexual Assault. The court found Peters guilty of the misdemeanors but withheld guilt on the felony count, instead placing him into a deferred prosecution agreement, meaning he will avoid a felony record if he stays out of trouble while on probation for two years. Last October, the 13-year-old victim contacted police to report the alleged assaults. According to the criminal complaint, she told investigators that contact with Peters had happened around ten times over a three month period in 2019 and that it was not consensual. When questioned, the 17-year-old at first denied the accusations but later  admitted to his actions and that he knew the victim’s age.