Friday, December 1
A trial date has been set for a man from Dansville accused of repeatedly raping a 13 year old girl. 38 year old Lance Rile is scheduled for trial March 23rd in Wyoming county where was indicted in October on charges of sex abuse of a minor. Riley is also facing similar charges in Livingston County. Riley has a record. He was sent to prison in 2004 for more than 2 years after he was convicted of burning his 19-month-old daughter in a bathtub at his home in Dansville. The girl suffered second-degree burns on her legs
Livingston County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man who they say violated an order of protection. 52 year old Jeffrey Leathersich of Lima is accused of contacting that person via e mail. It’s a felony contempt charge because Lethersich was convicted of a similar offense earlier this year. Leathersich is a one time Physicians assistant who pled guilty last year to dispensing dispensing controlled substances outside of his medical practice and was sentenced to probation, home detention and community service as a part of that plea.
A woman who admitted her role in killing her roommate and setting the woman’s body on fire has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. Mary Neverett’s had been accused in the death of Patrice Milller—whose burned body was found on a road in caledonia last year. Neverett’s co-defendant, Aykut Ozkaynak was found guilty earlier this year and is awaiting sentencing. The Judge says that the crime was disturbing, but that Neverett deserved some conderationconsideration because of her remorse and her decision to testify against Ozkaynak. D A Greg McCaffery says Miller’s family is satisfied with the sentence, but that no amount of prison time will ever bring miller back
The remains of a man who was last seen alive in Bath almost 5 years ago have been identified. State police say Orrin Mastin of Bath was the man whose skeletal remains were found by a hiker in the woods outside Math last February. Detectives say it took DNA evidence and help from a lab in Texas to positively ID Mastin, who was 53 when he went missing in January, 2013. Foul play is not suspected, although the cause of his death was not released.
It’s a big weekend for fans of farm toys. The 32nd annual Farm Toy Show and Auction takes place on Saturday at the Geneseo Central School. The show actually opens with a preview and consignment auction this evening starting at 6 PM. The show is open to the public on Saturday from 9am to 2 PM. The Farm Toy Show and Auction is the largest of its kind show east of Ohio—and more than 1,200 people are e\expected to be there It is hosted by Boy Scouts of America Troop 4070 of Geneseo.
Governor Cuomo has signed 43 bills into law. Next year fines are going up for poaching deer, elk, bear and moose. Another bill that aims to make the state parole board more transparent. Cuomo also vetoed 31 bills, including one that was set to create a hot line for folks to report various types of suspected abuse.