Albion man sentenced to 7 years in prison for sex abuse against child

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 November 2022 at 10:05 pm

ALBION – An Albion man was sentenced to seven years in prison today by Orleans County Court Judge Sanford Church.

David W. Snyder, 53, was sentenced to the maximum as part of a plea deal for attempted course of sexual conduct against a child. Snyder sexually abused a child for over six years from June 2014 to June 2020, Assistant District Attorney Susan Howard said.

The victim of the crime spoke in court today, telling Snyder, “you’re sick.”

“I’m the one crying every day,” said the 14-year-old girl. “I hate what you did. You took away my ability to be a child.”

She asked Snyder to apologize. When he was given a chance to speak by the judge, Snyder said, “I’m sorry.”

Snyder left Orleans County soon after his arrest on July 21. He was extradited from North Carolina.

In addition to seven years in prison, he will be on post-release supervision for 15 years.

In other cases today in County Court:

• Danielle Rowe, 36, an inmate at Albion Correctional Facility, was sentenced to another 1 ½ to 3 years in prison for prison contraband and for criminal possession of a controlled substance by having suboxone without a prescription.

• Jacqueline Garrett, 43, of Le Roy was sentenced to 1 to 3 years in state prison for third-degree burglary and petit larceny.

She was on a judicial diversion program but didn’t make it through without committing more crimes.

Garrett most recent offense was taking aerosol cans from a hardware store in Albion so she could use them for huffing.  Her attorney, public defender Joanne Best, said Garrett has been struggling with drug addiction. She was doing well but had a relapse.

Garrett said she will use the time while she is incarcerated to “better myself.”

Judge Church said a treatment court with supervision was tried with Garrett but it wasn’t successful. He said incarceration will keep her away from drugs.

• Towonna Baxtrum, 35, of Rochester was sentenced to five years of probation for bringing suboxone into Orleans Correctional Facility. She also was fined $500.

“I made a horrible mistake,” she told Judge Church.

• Dennis Bach, 36, of Buffalo pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny. He admitted to taking about $11,000 worth of construction supplies from Pride Pak in Medina.

He faces a maximum of 1 to 3 years in prison when he is sentenced on Feb. 9.

• Patrick Casanova, 29, of Medina was arraigned on felony assault with intent to cause serious physical injury, and two counts of misdemeanor acting in a manner injurious to a child under age 17.

Casanova is accused of striking a woman in the face in front of her two children on Aug. 11.

District Attorney Joe Cardone asked for high bail because Casanova has two prior felonies. Church set bail at $25,000 cash and $50,000 bond.

• Shane Dipilato, 25, of Albion (formerly of Holley) pleaded guilty of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and driving while ability impaired.

He was charged on June 16 after running into a tree at Hillside Cemetery in Holley.

Dipilato admitted to drinking alcohol while using fentanyl before driving that day. He also said he had fentanyl that he gave to friends, which is considered “selling” in a criminal definition.

Judge Church accepted Dipilato into a diversion program with treatment. If Dipilato is successful, the felony charged will be reduced to a misdemeanor in about a year and he won’t have to spend any time incarcerated.

If he is unable to complete the diversion program he could face 1 to 2 ½ years in prison.