[simage=3223,200,y,left] Marion County Attorney Ed Bull says that Friday’s guilty verdict against 61-year-old Patrick Michael Dudley sends a strong message that his office takes crimes against children very seriously. He says they will work tirelessly to ensure justice will be done. Dudley was found guilty of two counts of second degree sexual abuse. The victim was under the age of 12 at the time of the incident. Dudley will be sentenced on March 23. He faces up to 25 years in prison on each count. Bull says he’d like to thank assistant attorney Nicole Olson and crime victim coordinator Krissy Link for their assistance on the case.