NORWICH – In a packed family courtroom this morning, three youths ages 13 to 14 accused of causing an estimated $200,000 in damages to a Norwich synagogue were sent to detention centers following an appearance before Chenango County Court Judge W. Howard Sullivan.
The children, accused of vandalizing the Norwich Jewish Center, located at 70-76 South Broad St., were each represented by counsel in today’s proceedings.
One of three attorneys, Irad Ingraham, first addressed the court saying he had a definite conflict of interest in the case and wished to have his defendant reassigned. Sullivan granted the request, but ordered the attorney remain the defendant’s counsel for the morning’s proceedings.
Following statements by the defense, reiterating that each of the defendants deny all allegations, Prosecutor Frank B. Revoir laid out in detail the allegations against the boys.