Jurors find Cottonwood man guilty of kidnapping, attempted molestation

Yavapai County Superior Court jurors found Byron Dean Ferguson of Cottonwood guilty Wednesday on charges of kidnapping and attempted child molestation after a four-day trial.

The trial, in Verde Valley Justice Center Superior Court, featured the testimony of the now 10-year-old male victim whose family moved him back to California shortly after the incident occurred in June of 2008 in Cottonwood.

Yavapai County Superior Court Division PTB will sentence Ferguson on Dec. 14 at 3 p.m.