17-year-old gets state prison for raping younger sister

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 December 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A Holley boy who will turn 18 next week was sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison today for first-degree rape.

The boy was granted youthful offender statue so Orleans Hub won’t publish his name. He allegedly had sex with his sister when she was 10.

The crimes, however, go back several years, District Attorney Joe Cardone said in court today.

Dominic Saraceno, the boy’s attorney, said the crimes started when the defendant was 12 and continued until he was 17.

“He feels tremendous amount of guilt for what he did,” Saraceno said during sentencing today.

He asked the judge for leniency, considering the crimes started when the boy was 12.

“This is an appalling crime,” said Orleans County Court Judge James Punch. “The fact that it went on for a period of years is not a mitigating factor but an aggravating factor. Clearly state prison is warranted.”

The judge issued an order of protection for the victim. Because the boy is a youthful offender, he won’t be included on the sex offender registry.