LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A convicted sex abuser and admitted rapist was unable to last more than a week under electronic home monitoring by the Probation Department, and was brought back to the jail on Tuesday for allegedly ordering a beer at a local restaurant without permission from Probation.
Richard Cassada, 61, apparently did not tell Probation that he would be stopping for a quick beer in Mount Morris after visiting his child at Hillside Family of Agencies, and was brought back to the Livingston County Jail for a violation of electronic home monitoring.
Cassada pled guilty to Rape in the Third Degree, his second sex offense against a child, on July 7, and was released at that time by Judge Robert Wiggins pending sentencing.
District Attorney Greg McCaffrey said that Cassada told Probation that he would be visiting his child at Hillside but did not mention that he would be having a beer afterwards. Cassada is remanded without bail in light of the alleged violation.
According to the NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services, in 2006 Cassada is a registered sex offender who was convicted of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, a class B misdemeanor, and sentenced to 90 days at the Livingston County Jail. He had sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl.
The current recommendation by the District Attorney’s Office is for 1 1/2 years in prison and 10 years of post release supervision. There will likely be an 8-year order of protection signed in favor of the victim, another registration under the Sex Offenders Registration Act, and $1,425 in court fees and fines.