Medina man sentenced to prison for attempted sex abuse against girl

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 September 2014 at 12:00 am

ALBION – A former Medina resident was sentenced to three years in state prison today for attempted sexual abuse in the first degree.

Patrick E. Sewar, 23, is a former resident on Knowlesville Road. He most recently has been living at the Holley Hotel.

He admitted in court to inappropriate touching with a 7-year-old girl. He did not have sex with the girl, according to court officials.

He also faces charges in Genesee County for allegedly molesting another child at Darien Lake on June 24, 2013.

Orleans County Court Judge James Punch sentenced Sewar to three years in state prison, plus another 10 years of post-release supervision.

Two other people were sentenced today in court.

Brigitte Lutsch, 20, of Brockport was sentenced to a year in state prison after violating the terms of Drug Court.

Lutsch admitted in a previous court appearance that she helped sell cocaine in Albion on Oct. 6. She allegedly drove a drug dealer to Albion. She said she was aware cocaine was in her vehicle and that the drug was to be sold.

She faced a maximum of 2 ½ years in state prison for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. However, she was allowed to enter Drug Court. If she successfully completed Drug Court the charge would have been reduced to a misdemeanor, but she didn’t meet the terms of the program.

A Hamlin woman was sentenced to six months in county jail for attempted burglary in the second degree after she allegedly stole about $1,400 from a Kendall residence last Oct. 23.

Melissa Thomas, a resident of Orleans-Monroe County Line Road, also was sentenced to five years Probation after she is released from jail.