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Carlton man pleads guilty to sex crimes

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 October 2013 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A Carlton man pleaded guilty in Orleans County Court today to sexual contact with two under-age children and also possession of child pornography.

Timothy Shay, 49, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse in the second-degree. Each charge carries up to a year in jail, plus 10 years of Probation. The charge of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child carries a sentence of 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison.

Shay could receive consecutive sentences, which would increase his time behind bars, because he is being sentenced for three different crimes. He will be sentenced on Sept. 29.

In court today, he said had sexual contact with two different under-age girls in 2012. Shay first told Judge James Punch the contact was “accidental,” but then said he did it on purpose for his own gratification.

In other cases today, a Medina man pleaded guilty to attempted robbery in the third degree for an incident on March 15.

In court William Cruz, 41, said he punched a customer outside the VFW in Medina and then took $200 from the victim. He will be sentenced on Dec. 16 and could face up to a year in jail and five years on probation.

Cruz has been in jail on $100,000 bail. He has two prior felonies and nine misdemeanors.

An Albion man was arraigned on robbery. Morris M. Taylor, 23, of 239 East State St. allegedly was armed with a knife and robbed a pizza delivery person outside Mark’s Pizzeria in Albion on Feb. 28.

After the robbery, Taylor allegedly left the area with $300. Surveillance was used by law enforcement to locate Taylor in the town of Batavia, where he was taken into custody on May 28. He is out of jail on $2,000 cash bail.