Marion County Prosecutor's Office

A Palmyra man has been found guilty of elder abuse.

In a press release, Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton announces that 43 year old Anthony Villeme was convicted of first degree elder abuse in a jury trial moved to Monroe County on a change of venue.

Villeme was alleged to have struck 74 year old James Church several times in the face on June 5th, 2016, causing serious physical injury.

The jury recommended a ten year prison sentence for Villeme. Final sentencing will be September 15th in Monroe County.

Villeme remains in the Marion County Jail.