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University of Wyoming returns Tony Cercy donation

December 15, 2018 GMT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has decided to return an $800,000 donation from convicted sex offender Tony Cercy of Casper.

University spokesman Chad Baldwin tells KTWO-AM in Casper that the action this past week by trustees also included canceling any money Cercy pledged toward completing a $44 million athletic performance center in Laramie.

Baldwin says the trustees did not give a reason why they decided to return the money and cancel the pledges.

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Cercy was convicted by a jury last month of assaulting a woman at his former house at Alcova Lake on June 25, 2017.

Cercy is in custody without bond awaiting sentencing.

According to the UW Foundation, several years ago, Cercy and his wife pledged $2 million to the weight room of the new performance center.

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Information from: KTWO-AM, http://www.k2radio.com/

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