2 sentenced to state prison for attempted rape

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 November 2019 at 1:45 pm

ALBION – Two men from Orleans County were sentenced to state prison today for attempted rape.

Ean Hofmeister, 18, of Ridgeway was sentenced to 5 years in state prison for attempted rape in the first degree, plus 15 years of post-release supervision..

He allegedly had sex with a 12-year-old girl who became pregnant. The victim would have a miscarriage. She said in a victim statement read to the court she became isolated from friends, gained weight, and didn’t want to leave her house after the rape.

The judge declined to give Hofmeister youthful offender status. Judge Church said Hofmeister hasn’t taken responsibility for the crime and pursued help through the Genesee-Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse or the Mental Health Department.

The judge also issued orders of protection for the victim and her mother for 8 years.

Christopher Allis, 19, of Lyndonville was sentenced to 4 years in state prison plus 5 years of post-release supervision for attempted rape in the second degree. Allis was 18 when he said he had sex with a 14-year-old girl. That girl, now 15, gave birth to his child earlier this month.

County Court Judge Sanford Church declined given youthful offender status to Allis, and also issued an order of protection for the victim.

Church said Allis hasn’t accepted responsibility for the crime and wouldn’t participate in an evaluation to determine if he had any underlying issues as part of the criminal behavior.

Public Defender Joanne Best said Allis took responsibility by admitting to the crime in a September court appearance.

• A Niagara Falls man was sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison for burglary and grand larceny. Carlton Cook-Mckee, 26, and two other defendants are accused of stealing three dirt bikes from a Ridgeway garage on Oct. 16, 2018.

Cook-Mckee has to pay $5,500 in restitution for the crime.

District Attorney Joe Cardone asked for state prison for Cook-Mckee, who Cardone said stole the dirt bike to support a drug addiction.

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