Man, 27, who impregnated teen deemed Level 2 sex offender

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 May 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A 27-year-old man, who had sex with a 15-year-old girl who became pregnant, will be listed as a Level 2 sex offender in a public registry, Orleans County Judge James Punch ruled.

Jairo Chavez, 27, was in Orleans County as a migrant farm worker when he had sex with the 15-year-old girl. He was convicted of two counts of third-degree rape and sentenced to two years in state prison, plus 15 years of post-release supervision.

Chavez was 26 at the time of the crime. He also is a prior felon, the District Attorney’s Office reported.

He had a hearing in Albion at county court last week to determine his risk level as a sex offender. Judge Punch deemed Chavez a Level 2 offender, considered a moderate risk for a repeat offense.

Chavez is currently an inmate at Gouverneur Correctional Facility in St. Lawrence County. He is eligible for release as early as July 6.