Prosecutor Hopes ‘Disgusting’ Springwater Assault Convict Never Sees Injured Baby Again

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A prosecutor gave a harsh sentence recommendation and a harsh speech at a court appearance for the Springwater resident convicted of throwing his own infant son into a wall. County Court Judge Dennis Cohen sentenced Matthew Sackett, 23, to 10 years in prison, eight years of post-release supervision and imposed an eight-year Order of Protection that will start after his release for felony Assault in the First Degree. … [Read more...]

Guilty Dansville DWI Verdict Puts Man in Path of 7 Years in Prison

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – An Alabama, NY couple took the stand to testify that they feared for their lives when a driver nearly ran them off the road and appeared visibly intoxicated when police asked him to step out of his vehicle. Based on their testimony and that of investigating police officers, a jury convicted John Anson, 41, of felony DWI and felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in Livingston County court. He now faces up to 7 years in … [Read more...]

Violent Livingston County Inmate Sentenced to Maximum

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Monroe County man found guilty at trial of two assaults at the Livingston County Jail was sentenced to the maximum prison time allowable by law on Thursday. Orlando Hernandez, 44, was sentenced to 14 years in prison: 7 years with the NYS Department of Corrections and 5 years of post-release supervision for each of two counts of felony Assault in the Second Degree. “I think this case goes to show that in Livingston … [Read more...]

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...]

Jury Finds Inmate Guilty of Breaking Boo Henry’s Jaw in Jail

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A jury convicted a Livingston County inmate on Wednesday of injuring two other inmates, one of whom was the notorious Boo Henry, in October 2015. Orlando Hernandez, 43, will likely be sentenced to state prison for two counts of felony Assault in the Second Degree. "I think this case goes to show that in Livingston County, if you're the victim of a crime, the DA's Office will prosecute that crime, no matter what you have … [Read more...]

Joe Harris Challenges County and NYS Courts as DA Pursues Prison Sentence

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Defendant Joseph Harris challenged Livingston County Judge Dennis Cohen and the New York State Appellate Division Thursday morning when his guilty pleas were vacated and the District Attorney's Office said that they will be taking him to trial. Harris, 47, successfully appealed a guilty plea to felony Promoting Prison Contraband in January 2016. He served two years at the Livingston County Jail for this and felony Attempted … [Read more...]

Hirsch in Big Trouble for Having Big Buzz During Court

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A Pavilion woman was sent back to jail Tuesday morning after she was found to have multiple illegal substances in her system by an in-court drug test. Felicia Hirsch, 29, was committed to the Livingston County Jail on increased bail after she was seen clutching her abdomen and nodding off while waiting for her case to be called. Judge Dennis Cohen then ordered an immediate drug evaluation which revealed she was on multiple … [Read more...]

Soon to be Ex-Husband Slices up Mattresses with Children in the Room

Reading this on your phone? Download our new app on Google Play and the Apple store. LIVONIA — A Rochester man was arrested after apparently becoming enraged and allegedly slicing up mattresses while his children slept nearby. According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Seymour Miles, 41, was charged with criminal mischief in the Third Degree and four counts of Endangering the Welfare of a child from an … [Read more...]

Avon man accused in rape gets 18 years

Geneseo-- Larry Tuttle, 46, of Avon plead guilty to charges on which he was accused of raping a girl under the age of 13, dating back to 2009. Tuttle received 18 years in State Prison at the Department of Corrections and 20 years post-prison supervision. Presiding Judge Dennis S. Cohen stated that it was unlikely that Tuttle, once released, would be anything less than a Level 3 Sex Offender. As a Level 3 Sex Offender, Tuttle will be forced to … [Read more...]

Fritsch Sentenced to 3 Months of Weekends After Rape Plea Deal

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — A married Chili man has been sentenced to 3 months of intermittent incarceration after pleading guilty to attempted rape of a minor, a class E Felony in court on Tuesday. In court Assistant District Attorney Justin Hill stated that at night Jason Fritsch, 37, would drive his work truck to the 15-year-old victim, who lived in Nunda, and they would have sex. "As an Assistant District Attorney and a father this chills my … [Read more...]