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Former Albion man faces child rape charges

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 August 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A former Albion resident was arraigned in Orleans County Court this afternoon on multiple rape charges.

Charles Ledger, 27, was living at Lydun Drive Extension in Albion when he allegedly committed the crimes between August 2011 and March 2015, the District Attorney’s Office reported. Ledger was most recently working and living in Nebraska and has been extradited to Orleans County.

He has been charged with one count of course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree, two counts of criminal sexual act in the second degree, and 14 counts of rape in the third degree.

He pleaded not guilty in court today, and Judge James Punch set bail at $25,000.


In other cases in County Court:

Kaylee M. Loiacono, 27, of Brockport was arraigned on drug charges following her arrest last week. She has been charged with three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree, which are both Class B felonies.

She was arraigned with counsel today and bail was set at $5,000. She pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The judge set bail for an Albion man at $100,000. Brandon A. Honore, 30, of East Park Street was has been charged with 2 counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree, and 2 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree (Class B felonies) as a result of an Orleans County sealed indictment.

Honore and Loiacono were among 19 people arrested following a seven-month investigation into the sale and distribution of drugs in Orleans County.

Honore has two prior felonies and has already been to state prison. His attorney, Kevin McKain, requested a lower bail, saying Honore was working two full-time jobs and went six years without any crimes.

Judge Punch said Honore may be considered a persistent felon with his past criminal history. The $100,000 bail is consistent with the bail Punch has set for other defendants with similar charges, the judge said.