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Lyndonville man sentenced to 4 years in prison for sex abuse

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 January 2019 at 12:14 pm

ALBION – A Lyndonville man was sentenced to four years in state prison today for first-degree sex abuse for allegedly having sexual contact with a victim under the age of 11.

Jason Dusett

Jason A. Dusett, 43, also was sentenced for second-degree sex abuse.

There are two victims in the case, and Orleans County Court Judge Sanford Church issued orders of protection for 8 years, the maximum allowed.

Susan Howard, assistant district attorney, said Dusett has been diagnosed with pedophilia disorder and is considered a high risk to reoffend.

Joanne Best, the public defender, asked for probation for Dusett, saying it would provide supervision. She said Dusett has no prior criminal history except for a driving while intoxicated charge.

Judge Church acknowledged a limited criminal history with Dusett, but the judge said there were other uncharged sex crimes with underaged girls involving Dusett.

The judge also said Dusett has not taken full responsibility for the crime.

Dusett declined to speak at sentencing.

In addition to the four years in state prison, Dusett will be on post-release supervision for 10 years. He also has to pay a sex offender victim fee of $1,000, a mandatory court surcharge of $300, another sex offender fee of $50, a DNA database fee of $50 and a crime victim’s fee of $25.

In another case in court today, a Syracuse woman pleaded guilty to attempted promoting prison contraband in the first degree.

Angela Fields of Syracuse allegedly brought Suboxone (buprenorphine) to the Albion Correctional Facility. The pills are considered a controlled substance. They are used to reduce symptoms of opiate addiction and withdrawal.

Fields admitted in court today to bringing the pills in bag when she visited the prison on Sept. 1, 2018.

She is a second-felony offender and faces a maximum of 1 ½ to 3 years in prison when she is sentenced on May 9.

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