LIVINGSTON COUNTY – An Avon man was arraigned on Rape charges at the county courthouse Tuesday morning for the alleged sexual abuse of his female foster child under age 17.
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This is the second time within 9 years that Richard Cassada, 61, has been accused of sexual abuse of his children.
Cassada was arraigned on three charges, Rape in the Third Degree, an E felony, Criminal Sex Act in the Third Degree, an E felony, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, an A misdemeanor, and District Attorney Greg McCaffrey presented an offer of 1 1/2 years in state prison, 10 years post-release supervision, and another registration with the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA).
DA McCaffrey said that another SORA registration would likely mean that Cassada would be considered a level 3, or at maximum risk to re-offend.
Cassada is currently being represented by J. Matthew Parrinello, but indicated that he may change representation in the future.
A complete stayaway order of protection was signed in favor of the alleged victim, who no longer lives with Cassada.
Cassada also has a 2006 conviction for Sex Abuse for which he spent 90 days in jail and was ordered to register as a level 2 sex offender, or at moderate risk to re-offend.
Cassada’s bail was maintained at $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond. He is currently bailed out of jail.
PHOTO CAPTION: Cover – (Photo/Josh Williams). Inset – (Photo/NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services).
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