The six-man, two-woman jury found Timothy F. Morsher, 61, of 285 1/2 E. Main St., guilty today of menacing. The fourth-degree misdemeanor is punishable by 30 days in jail and a $250 fine. Morsher will be sentenced in about 14 days.
The jurors deliberated for slightly more than an hour. Norwalk Police Detective Sgt. Jim Fulton, Officer Andrew Hemenway, the victim and a Mansfield man who knows the victim testified for the state while Morsher and three Norwalk business owners took the stand for Morsher and defense attorney Reese Wineman.
Morsher was working at his daughter’s business, helping her hang some light fixtures Sept. 27. In a recent email to the Reflector, he said he walked to a nearby store on Main Street in Norwalk, where a customer was sitting on a stool in front of the counter and a man he referred to as the “perverted little creep” was behind the counter.
“So I stood with my back to the customer and told him we were all watching him and if I ever caught him taking pictures of naked little girls again, I would rip his head off and kick it around the block,” Morsher said in the email.
Testimony determined the man who was threatened wasn’t the photographer, but had allowed Tom DeLombarde, of Mansfield, to take suggestive photos of females who were older than 18 in the space above Mossman Music. It was believed the models were as young as 15, but a detective testified none of them were underage.
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