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2 arraigned in County Court for crimes against children

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 June 2019 at 4:37 pm

ALBION – Two people from Orleans County were arraigned in County Court today for crimes against children.

Eric Warren, 30, of Ridge Road in Medina is facing charges of reckless assault of a child and endangering the welfare of a children.

Warren allegedly shook a month-old baby and threw the baby against the floor in February, causing brain damage.

Warren entered a not guilty plea in court today. Judge Sanford Church issued an order of protection for the baby in the case.

He remains free on $10,000 bail.

Andrew Campbell, 32, formerly of Albion was arraigned on two counts of unlawful surveillance in the second degree and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Campbell is currently living in North Carolina. He also is facing federal charges for possession of child pornography.

Campbell allegedly secretly videotaped minors, including children 13 and 14 years of age. Campbell allegedly did this unlawful surveillance for several years, according to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office.

He pleaded not guilty in court today. He is free on $10,000 bail but is wearing an electronic ankle bracelet to track his location.

Judge Church issued an order of protection for the children in the case, as well as their mother.

In another case, a Medina man was arraigned for criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, as well as grand larceny in the fourth degree.

Joseph Newton, 33, of Medina was charged in April as part of an investigation into crack cocaine sales distribution in Orleans County. Seven others were charged in that investigation by the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force.

Newton is facing the larceny charge for allegedly taking a boat motor from the Town of Shelby in August 2018.

Judge Church issued an order of protection for the person whose boat was stolen and also set bail at $20,000 for Newton.

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