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August 14, 2012

Sex offender sent to prison for not registering Facebook page

It makes zero sense to spend up to $75,000 of taxpayer money (3 years prison expenses) because someone failed to list his Facebook account. This amounts to a technical violation at best. Society is allowing Lawmakers to destroy society with such laws, there is a better way think about it, time to wake up! Get rid of Lawmakers who enact laws which harm society.
8-14-2012 New York:

LOWVILLE — A certified sex offender was sentenced Friday in Lewis County Court to state prison time for not registering a Facebook page.

Anthony D. Pignone, 32, of 7171 Murphy Road, Port Leyden, is to serve 1½ to 3 years in prison on a charge of failure to register or verify as a sex offender, to which he pleaded guilty June 22. Pignone, a second felony offender, also was ordered to pay $325 in court fees.

He was accused in January of failing to register a Facebook page opened under the name of Anthony Campany.

He was certified as a Level 3 sex offender in February 2009 on a charge of second-degree sexual abuse, to which he entered an Alford plea, allowing him to accept the plea without admitting that he committed a crime. He was charged in that case with having sexual relations with a girl less than 11 years old between January and May of 2003 in the town of Lyonsdale.

In January 2011, he was released from prison after serving six years on a charge of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance from Oneida County Court, according to the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

Also in Lewis County Court on Friday:

Charles B. Sterling, 37, of 781 Witzigman Road, West Leyden, pleaded guilty to second-degree strangulation, also satisfying charges of third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief. He then was sentenced to six months in county jail, five years’ probation and payment of $406.99 restitution and $375 in court fees. Judge Charles C. Merrell also issued an eight-year order of protection on the victim’s behalf.

Mr. Sterling was accused of, on May 26, choking and punching Jamie Swinney and damaging her cellphone.

Brandon M. Dicob, 19, of 10170 Washington St., Copenhagen, was arraigned on a charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief and pleaded guilty to the charge. Sentencing was set for Oct. 19.

Mr. Dicob was accused of, on April 20, breaking several windows at the Cottage Inn on High Street and a neighboring residence owned by Randall Harper in the village of Copenhagen.

Kurt J. Hazzard, 41, of 6835 Mechanic St., had his case of three counts of first-degree rape, two counts of third-degree rape, four counts of endangering the welfare of a child and single counts of second-degree rape and first- and third-degree criminal sex act adjourned to Aug. 24.

Mr. Hazzard was accused of having sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 17 by forcible compulsion on occasions in August, November and December, all in the town of Croghan. He additionally was accused of having sexual contact with another underage girl on one occasion.

James H. Villiere, 68, of 7990 Penny Settlement Road, Port Leyden, had his case of second-degree criminal sex act and two counts apiece of second-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person adjourned to Sept. 14. Mr. Villiere was accused of having sexual contact with two developmentally disabled males in the town of Greig, one between January and June of 2010 and the other in April 2011.

Mark V. Kohn, 40, Rome, had his case of six counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument adjourned to Aug. 24. Mr. Kohn was accused of having six forged checks belonging to Ingeborg Davidson in May, June and August of 2011 in the town of Lewis.

Bobby J. McNitt, 29, of 14117 County Route 85, Mannsville, had sentencing on a charge of petit larceny adjourned to Sept. 14. Mr. McNitt was accused of, on Oct. 12, helping to steal two dump truck rear ends, a backhoe bucket and a truck tailgate from a building owned by Terry Groff in the town of Denmark. ..Source.. by STEVE VIRKLER

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