Carlton man soon to be released from prison assessed as Level 3 sex offender

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 November 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A Carlton man who was sentenced about two years ago to state prison for sex crimes against children will soon be released and will be registered as a Level 3 sex offender.

Orleans County Court Judge James Punch assessed Timothy Shay, 51, as the highest risk for reoffending. Punch led the risk level hearing on Monday in County Court. Shay, an inmate at the Marcy Correctional Facility in Oneida County, chose not to attend the hearing.

Shay in 2013 pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual contact with two under-age children and also possession of child pornography.

He was sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in state prison. He could be given a conditional release on Dec. 30. He was received at Marcy on Dec. 12, 2013.

Judge Punch during the hearing on Monday said Shay had sexual contact with two different under-age girls, including one who was 11 and another under age 10. The judge also said Shay has a history of alcohol abuse, which contributes to the Level 3 status for Shay.

In another court case on Monday:

A Rochester man rejected a plea offer and will go to trial beginning Jan. 20 for charges of criminal sale and possession of drugs in Orleans County in early 2014.

Tony Thompson, 48, of Dale Street in Rochester has been charged with criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. He is currently in the Orleans County Jail.