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2 plead guilty in county court and could face prison sentences

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 January 2020 at 5:27 pm

ALBION – Two people pleaded guilty in Orleans County Court as second-felony offenders and could be sentenced to prison.

John Crossley, 68, of Medina pleaded guilty in court today to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. He admitted to having crack cocaine with the intent to sell it.

He faces up to 1 ½ years in prison plus 1 to 2 years of post-release supervision when he is sentenced by County Court Judge Sanford Church on April 2.

In court on Wednesday, Michael Dubuc, 41, of Niagara Falls pleaded guilty to grand larceny in the fourth-degree. He admitted to be part of a group of three that stole three dirt bikes from a Ridgeway garage on Oct. 16, 2018.

He could face 1 ½ to 3 years in prison when he is sentenced on March 19. He was to go to trial beginning on Jan. 27 before pleading guilty on Wednesday. Dubuc was facing charges of third-degree burglary, third-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

A Medina man was sentenced to 60 days in jail and 3 years of probation for endangering the welfare of a child. Kyle Allport, 34, was facing a charge first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. He pleaded guilty to the reduced charge, which is a misdemeanor.

Allport is accused of inappropriately touching a 6-year-old girl in August 2016. He maintained his innocence and entered an Alford plea, where he pleads guilty without admitting guilt.

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