Nunda Child Rapist Goes to Prison

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — About 30 members of 'Bikers Against Child Abuse' attended a Tuesday court appearance for a man to admit to raping two children in Nunda. Herman Hassell, 48, pled guilty to felony Rape in the First Degree and felony Attempted Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree. He is to spend the next 10 years in prison and 20 years after that on post-release supervision. "One of the victims is a family member who trusted the … [Read more...]

Nunda Man Considers Guilty Plea in Disturbing Child Sex Case

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A man accused of one of the highest-level sex crimes in New York State penal law is considering pleading guilty. Herman Hassell, 47, is accused of felony Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child, one count of felony Criminal Sex Act in the First Degree, three counts of felony Criminal Sex Act in the Third Degree, and two counts of misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child for allegedly having sex with multiple girls … [Read more...]

Nunda Community Fears Alleged Sex Offender

NUNDA – A village resident who is under investigation for possessing child pornography is behind bars, this time on a heavy bail amount, much to the relief of the Nunda community. According to press releases from respective police agencies, Herman Hassell, 47, is charged with felony Possession of a Sexual Performance by a Child, misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and misdemeanor Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree by New York … [Read more...]