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Vincent "Don Vito" Margera convicted of child sexual assault

Vincent Margera, also known as "Don Vito" on the popular show "Viva La Bam", was convicted on child sexual assault charges.

Vincent "Don Vito" Margera convicted of child sexual assault You may know him as the crazy uncle "Don Vito" of pro skateboarder Bam Margera on the MTV show "Viva La Bam", Vincent Margera was convicted of two counts of sexual assault on a child on Wednesday and acquitted of a third charge. Each of the charges could land him up to 6 years in prison and if he doesn't comply with the sex offender treatment he could spend the rest of his life in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for December 20th.

 Vincent "Don Vito" Margera was arrested at the Colorado Mills Mall in Lakewood, Colorado and charged with three felony counts of sexual assault on a child for groping a 14-year-old girl and two 12-year-old girls during an autograph signing in 2006. According to his defense attorney, Pamela Mackey, the same lawyer who defended Kobe Bryant, Vincent Margera was just acting as "Don Vito", i.e. it was part of the show. "You may find the behavior vulgar and disgusting, but it was done to amuse, to entertain, to get a laugh," said Mackey. The court didn't buy the defense of Vincent Margera, who also faces 12 felony counts of violating his bail conditions. Vincent "Don Vito" Margera is currently at the Jefferson County Detention Facility awaiting sentencing.

 Published on 11/01/2007

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