The Rochester man convicted of sexually abusing six children was sentenced Tuesday to 88 years to life in state prison.
Keith Wilcox, 60, was convicted last month of 34 counts of sexually abusing children between the ages of 11 and 16 over a five-year period at his Tacoma Street home. He was sentenced by state Supreme Court Justice Francis Affronti.
He was convicted of two counts of predatory sexual assault against a child, both Class A felonies. Those were the most serious charges he was facing, Monroe County Senior Assistant District Attorney Kyle Rossi said. Assistant District Attorney Leslie Schildt also prosecuted the case.
Wilcox's co-defendant Andre Lomax, 51, was already convicted of second-degree criminal sex act. He was sentenced to seven years in state prison.
Rossi said the investigation uncovered more victims "over decades," but those instances couldn't be prosecuted due to the statute of limitations.
"It's an enormous sentence," Rossi said. "The goal was to make sure this guy could never hurt anyone again. The court definitely delivered a very thoughtful sentence that ensures that."
Rossi also applauded the strength and the courage demonstrated by the victims in testifying against Wilcox.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A former councilman for the Clackamas County city of Estacada has been sentenced to eight years in prison for sexually abusing a young relative.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that 34-year-old Curt Steininger was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to sex abuse charges.
His alleged victim had reported to police that Steininger repeatedly touched her genitals and forced her to touch him inappropriately starting in 2008, when she was 6.
Steininger, an Oregon Army National Guard veteran, had won a seat on the Estacada City Council in 2012 before resigning in 2014.
He spoke briefly in court before being cut off by his attorney after he told the victim's mother he didn't forgive her.
Attorney Richard Cohen says his client will get treatment for a drug addiction while in custody.
A Steuben County man has been charged with having sexual contact with a child.
State police at Bath on Monday charged John A. Dellapenna, 60, of Moss Road in the Town of Howard, with first degree sex abuse, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.
Following an investigation, state police alleged that Dellapenna subjected a 4-year-old female to sexual contact.
He was arraigned in Town of Avoca Court and sent to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.
The Canadian Press
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Police in Newfoundland have charged a 29-year-old St. John's man with committing an indecent act.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said the alleged act happened downtown on Aug. 10.
(There's only one downtown in Newfoundland).
Downtown, St Johns, NL
The RNC said the case was handled by its Child Abuse Sexual Assault Unit, but didn't specify the alleged victim's age.
The man, who was not identified, was arrested and released and will appear in court on Sept. 13.
The RNC said they are asking anyone who may have information to contact them.