Assistant Gregg County District Attorney Madison Hood said Chesley Dean Hayes, 40, was sentenced under the 2007 Jessica's Law that enhances punishment for continuous offenses.
"The statute requires at least two or more acts of sexual abuse at least 30 days apart," Hood said. "There is no parole; the defendant will do 25 years flat."
Hood added that Hayes also is set to plead guilty to Smith County charges that will run concurrently with this punishment.
"Concurrently', whoever invented that word should be shot!
The victim's family attended Hayes' plea and sentencing Friday in Judge David Brabham's 188th District Court, Hood said.
According to county records, Hayes was accused of sex crimes occurring between Jan. 1, 2013, and May 1, 2015.
Daniel Youngs faces charges stemming from the alleged sexual abuse of multiple children over the course of 11 years, according to the New York State Police.
Daniel Youngs, 45, has been charged with first-degree rape, first-degree criminal sex act and first-degree sex abuse, police said.
His alleged crimes took place between 2004 and 2015, according to state police.
Youngs was arraigned in Herkimer County Court and remanded to county jail without bail. He’s scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 18.
The investigation that led to Youngs’ arrest was conducted by the state police, the Herkimer County District Attorney’s Office and the Herkimer County Child Advocacy Center.
A Blanchard man faces 45 charges, 26 of them felonies for alleged child sex abuse offenses.
The Centre County District Attorney’s Office said in a release that Joseph Skrtich, 48, of Blanchard, committed the offenses in various locations through the county spanning over several years.
In August, a woman accused him of abuse from the time she was 12 years old to when she was 20. She has accused Skrtich of groping her private parts and penetrating her with his fingers. A second person has accused Skrtich of touching her private parts when she was 5 years old, according to the DA’s Office.
The woman told police on Aug. 16 that she came forward with the allegations because she feared Skrtich would assault someone else. Skrtich allegedly admitted to assaulting her later that day during a phone call with his wife.
“I’m not gonna lie. It’s true. I’m a horrible person,” he allegedly said, according to an affidavit.
Well, I'm glad he's above lying; good grief!
Skrtich admitted that the allegations were true to some his relatives and friends, according to the affidavit, which also said that he recalled some of the same allegations to investigators to state police at Rockview.
Skrtich allegedly told investigators that he needed counseling.
He needed counselling ten years ago.
Tripp Girardeau, Aiken Standard
An Aiken man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to sexually abusing a teenager in 2015.
Dorian Cedric Dunbar, Jr., 36, of Wyman Street, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to court records.
Dunbar was originally charged with three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and three counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to jail records.
State prosecutor Ashley Hammack said Dunbar would’ve faced all six charges if the case had gone to trial, but he took a plea deal, which only required him to plead guilty to one of the six charges.
Second Judicial Circuit Judge Doyet A. Early III sentenced Dunbar to 15 years in prison.
Dunbar did not speak during his sentencing Tuesday, but his attorney said Dunbar was “extremely remorseful” and that he had “failed himself and family.”
An investigator with the Aiken Department of Public Safety met with the victim’s mother on Feb. 15, 2015, who said she had recently been made aware of inappropriate behavior between the victim, then 13, and Dunbar, according to a police report.
Police learned that the victim had been abused by Dunbar in five or six separate incidents, the report said.
On Feb. 25, 2015, officers located Dunbar walking his dog on Wyman Street and arrested him, police reported. He was taken to the Aiken County detention center, where he remained up until his sentencing Tuesday, according to jail records.