NELSON COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A man from Shipman has been convicted of sexual assault and drug charges in Nelson County.

According to the Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, Raymond Uttaro was convicted on Tuesday.

He was found guilty of four counts of aggravated sexual battery of a minor, four counts of distributing oxycodone to a minor, four counts of sodomy of a minor, two counts of object sexual penetration of a minor, two counts of carnal knowledge of a minor, one count of abduction with the intent to defile a child under the age of 16, and one count of sexual battery of a minor.

“My office shall vigorously prosecute every sexual offense of a minor,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney Daniel Rutherford. “I am grateful for the dedication of my Victim’s Witness Advocate, Beth Phelps, and for the hard work of Sheriff Mark Embrey and the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office. Most important, it took a tremendous courage on behalf of the victim to come forward and testify before the jury.”  

He adds all of the crimes occurred when the victim was between 11 and 15 years of age.

Uttaro will be sentenced in August.