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Ridgeway man held without bail after new charges for violent felony

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 January 2018 at 9:12 am

ALBION – A judge has sent a Ridgeway man to Orleans County Jail to be held without bail after he was charged with additional violent felonies after posting bail for allegedly assaulting a woman last year.

Gerardo Quiros

Gerardo Quiros, 31, posted $250,000 bail last spring after he was accused of holding a woman against her will for several weeks, while physically and sexually assaulting her.

Quiros is facing 36 counts including seven counts of first-degree rape, 23 counts of first-degree criminal sexual act, third and fifth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful dealing with a child and unlawful possession of marijuana.

That case is pending in court. He was offered a plea deal where he would face a maximum of 7 to 15 years in state prison. Quiros declined that offer.

Sara Sheldon, the interim County Court judge in Orleans County, on Monday revoked the bail and ordered Quiros to be held without bail due to the additional charges.

He was arraigned on the new charges when he allegedly broke into his girlfriend’s parents’ house in Barre and attempted to drag the woman out by her feet.

He was arraigned on Jan. 1 in Town Court for second-degree burglary, attempted second-degree kidnapping and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Bail was set at $100,000 and Quiros was promptly bailed out.

Sheldon continued bail on Monday at $100,000 for the new charges. Quiros, however, remains in jail without bail after Sheldon revoked the $250,000 bail on the previous charges.

“We feel he is a tremendous flight risk,” District Attorney Joe Cardone told the judge.

He also requested orders of protection for six people, and the judge granted that request.

The judge also set Sept. 18 as the tentative date for a trial on the latest charges.

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