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3 are sentenced to jail/prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 March 2016 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Three people were sentenced to either county jail or state prison today, including two people for sex crimes.

A Cheektowaga man, 21, who allegedly had sex four times with a 16-year-old girl in Shelby was sentenced to 1 ½ years in state prison, plus five years of post-release supervision.

Carson Cavers also is facing rape charges in Ontario County and an unrelated charge of second-degree assault in Erie County.

He apologized to his victim and his family for the crime, third-degree rape, in Shelby. Orleans County Court Judge James Punch said the crime was too serious for probation.

“You seem to have a growing problem,” Punch told Cavers during sentencing this afternoon. “You need to get control of this right away.”

The judge also issued an order of protection for the victim. He told Cavers to change his trajectory in life, because he is harming others.

“You’re leaving a trail of disturbed people,” Punch told Cavers.

A Holley man was sentenced to six months in county jail, plus 10 years probation for second-degree attempted rape. Anthony Roe was 20 when he allegedly had sex with a 14-year-old girl in July.

“I just want to apologize for my actions, sir,” Roe told Punch in court today.

The judge said Roe has been too arrogant and should express humility.

“Arrogance will stop you from getting over this problem,” the judge said.

A Lockport man was sentenced to 1 ½ to 3 years in state prison for attempted assault in the second degree.

Markel Hill, 25, admitted in a previous court appearance he punched a woman in the face on Oct. 9, 2014. He was arrested by the Medina Police Department and charged with second-degree assault.

The woman who was punched in the face suffered a broken jaw and needed surgery. Her mouth was wired shut. She continues to suffer pain from the injury.

“It was unreasonable and unnecessary force that caused some pretty serious injury,” Punch said.