2 will be registered as sex offenders

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 December 2014 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Two men currently in state prison will soon be released and will be registered as sex offenders. Orleans County Court Judge James Punch assigned the risk levels on Monday.

Jeffrey Elsenheimer, 34, was deemed a level 2 sex offender, a moderate risk of a repeat offense. Elsenheimer is a former Medina firefighter who admitted to a sexual relationship with two teen-age boys.

He is currently an inmate in the Mohawk Correctional Facility. His earliest release date is Jan. 23, 2015.

Elsenheimer was arrested in August 2012. An investigation by the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force showed that Elsenheimer photographed sexual acts committed with the boys and had other nude photographs of the boys on his phone.

An Orleans County grand jury filed a 29-count indictment against Elsenheimer. He pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual act.

He was sentenced to two years in state prison and had to surrender his EMT license.

Another man was deemed a more serious threat by Judge Punch. Robert C. Schwab, 27, was assessed as a level 3 offender, the highest possible.

Schwab allegedly had sex on multiple occasions with a 12-year-old girl. He pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted criminal sexual act and was given a maximum sentence of 4 years, 6 months in state prison.

His earliest release date is Feb. 1. He is currently at Groveland Correctional Facility.

Both Elsenheimer and Schwab will be listed in the state’s sex offender registry.