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3 sex offenders soon to be released from state prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 January 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Three people in prison for sex crimes will soon be released and they will be registered as sex offenders.

Two will be labeled as Level 3 offenders, the highest rating.

Joseph Sanderson, 65, has been serving a 9-year sentence for first-degree criminal sexual act and first-degree sexual abuse for crimes involving multiple children. He is currently in Riverview Correctional Facility in Ogdensburg. He could be released on March 2.

He appeared in Orleans County Court on Monday before Judge James Punch, who assigned the risk level.

Raymond Keffer Jr., 38, also will be a Level 3 sex offender. Keffer, formerly of Albion, is currently in Gowanda Correctional facility, serving a 5-year, 6-month sentence for second- and third-degree rape. His crimes involved teen-age girls, the District Attorney’s Office reported.

Keffer could be released on Feb. 18.

Jeremy Pucci, 25, is at the Orleans Correctional Facility, serving a minimum of 3 years and 5 months to a maximum of 4 years after being convicted of child pornography and molesting two children. He is to be released on Feb. 23.

Punch assigned Pucci, a former Ridgeway resident, as a Level 2 sex offender. Pucci was convicted of possession of obscene sexual performance by a child and first-degree attempted sexual abuse.