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Albion man sentenced to 4 years in prison for sex with girl, 12

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 February 2019 at 5:15 pm

ALBION – An Albion man who pleaded guilty to second-degree rape was sentenced today to 4 years in state prison.

Christopher Pressley, 35, admitted to having sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old girl last December. Pressley was 34 at the time.

He is a second felony offender with a previous assault conviction. He could have faced a maximum of 3 to 7 years in state prison. As part of the plea agreement, he faced a maximum of 4 years in prison, as well as 10 years of post-release supervision.

Judge Sanford Church gave Pressley the maximum sentence allowed through the plea agreement.

He also will be a registered sex offender.

In other cases in County Court:

• An Albion man who violated an order of protection against an ex-girlfriend when he broke into her residence, pleaded guilty to criminal contempt in the first degree and could be sentenced to 1 ½ to 4 years in state prison on April 4.

Brian Beach, 47, was to stay away from the woman. He admitted in court he was aware of the order of protection.

Edwin King, 58, of the Bronx pleaded guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband, a class D felony.

He admitted to sending suboxone to an inmate at the Albion Correctional Facility, a women’s prison.

King, as a first-time felony offender, faces up to 1 to 3 years in prison, but could also get a lesser a sentence.

Jeremy Hodge, 33, of Albion was arraigned for aggravated driving while intoxicated and two counts of DWI after he was arrested in Clarendon on Jan. 1 and allegedly registered a Blood Alcohol Content of 0.30 percent, nearly four times the legal limit.

Marina Zeppetella, 18, of Albion was arraigned for third- and fourth-degree grand larceny for allegedly taking a credit card and buying about $3,500 worth of items.

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