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Albion man pleads guilty to sexual misconduct with 2 girls

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 November 2018 at 3:24 pm

ALBION – An Albion man who proclaimed his innocence in Orleans County Court about sexual crimes against two under-age girls pleaded guilty and could face up to two years in the Orleans County Jail.

Robert Tetrault, 37, was to be on trial last week on charges of predatory sexual assault against a child after he allegedly had sexual intercourse and committed another sex act against a child. He was indicted on May 3.

He pleaded guilty on Oct. 15 to two counts of sexual misconduct and faces up to a year for each charge, with a maximum of two years in jail. There are two victims in the case, said Susan Howard, the assistant district attorney.

Tetrault entered an Alford plea, which is a guilty plea without admitting to the criminal act.

He will be sentenced on Jan. 10.

He has been in the county jail since he was charged with bail set at $50,000 cash and $250,000 bond.

Tetrault has a lengthy criminal history and has served four state prison terms, most recently when he was convicted on charges of attempted second-degree assault and third-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon. He was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in state prison in October 2013 after fighting someone with a knife on May 23, 2013. Tetrault caused a severe laceration across another’s person hand who tried to intervene in the fight. He was released from prison in May 2017.

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