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2 men are arraigned in County Court for sex abuse against juveniles

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 September 2018 at 3:57 pm

ALBION – Two men from Orleans County were arraigned in County Court today in separate cases of sex abuse against juveniles.

Christopher Pressley, 35, of Albion allegedly had sex with a 12-year-old girl. He was arraigned this morning on three counts of first-degree rape, endangering the welfare of a child and unlawfully dealing with a child.

Pressley, represented by attorney Michael O’Keefe, pleaded not guilty to the charges. Susan Howard, the assistant district attorney, asked for an order of protection for the alleged victim.

Judge Sanford Church approved the order and set bail for $20,000 cash or bond.

A Lyndonville man, who allegedly had sexual contact with a victim under the age of 11, also was arraigned.

Jason A. Dusett, 43, is charged with four counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, three counts of first-degree sex abuse and one count of second-degree sex abuse.

Judge Church set bail at $20,000 and issued an order of protection for the alleged victim.

In other cases in County Court today:

Jordan Herring of Holley, who is in the County Jail due to a parole violation, was arraigned for two counts of making a terrorist threat. He allegedly told a person over the telephone that he intended to stab and harm a probation officer and other law enforcement.

District Attorney Joe Cardone said the phone conversation was recorded from the jail.

Herring will remain in the county jail with no bail.

• An Albion man pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and circumvention of an interlock ignition device.

Jason Perry, 36, was charged on July 26 in the Village of Albion with a Blood Alcohol Content of 0.19 percent. He has two prior DWIs within the past decade.

He could be sentenced to a maximum of 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison on Dec. 6. He remains in jail on $2,500 bail. His attorney, public defender Joanne Best, asked the bail be reduced so he could continue working. She said the bail is too high.

Judge Church said the bail is reasonable and declined to release Perry on his own recognizance.

Roy Shonerd, 37, of Albion pleaded guilty to attempted welfare fraud and agreed to pay $9,265 in restitution. Shonerd allegedly accepted welfare benefits he wasn’t entitled to from January 2012 to December 2017. He needs to pay the restitution to the Orleans County Department of Social Services.

As part of a plea deal today, he could face a maximum of nine months in jail. He will be sentenced on Dec. 20.

• An inmate at the Albion Correctional Facility pleaded guilty to attempted prison contraband in the first degree. Shannon Wilson said she had her husband bring a controlled substance to the prison on May 5.

She could be sentenced to a maximum of 1 ½ to 3 years in prison on Dec. 6.

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