Trainor found guilty on all 5 counts of sexual abuse
KENNEWICK, Wash -- A Benton County jury has convicted a Benton City man of child sex abuse. Trainor was convicted of two counts of second-degree rape of a child and one count each of first-degree rape of a child, first-degree child molestation and third-degree child molestation over a span of seven years.
The judge revoked Trainor's $50,000 bail and he is in custody. He will be sentenced September 9th. Larry Stephenson, his attorney says, "my client is very disappointed. As you can imagine, these are very,very, very serious charges. He was convicted on all accounts so he is pretty down. He expected to be found not guilty."
Prosecutor Anita Petra is however happy with the conviction. "I think the crux was that there were five separate victims and all of them were extremely credible. There was no motive for anybody in this family to lie. And as such the jury sought the truth," says Petra. The victims in this case range from ages 11-20.
Trainor was a Hanford employee for 21 years and served as a volunteer Captain for Benton County Fire District 1.