Sex offender sentenced, others appear in court

NORWICH – Many appeared in Chenango County Court on Friday, May 30 for pleas, sentencing and for violations of probation.

• Mark Crawford, 46, Bainbridge, appeared in court for his sentencing. On May 12 he had pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual abuse in the second degree, a class C felony. On May 30 he was sentenced to eight years in state prison and fifteen years post release supervision. After his release Crawford will be deported and sent back to the United Kingdom, of which he is a citizen.



At his plea Crawford did admit to committing an unlawful sexual act with a child under the age of 11 in October 2013. The victim was under the age of three at the time of the act.

• Dequay Shoulders, 31, Syracuse, appeared in court for his plea and sentencing. He pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony. He was then sentenced to two years in state prison and one year of probation supervision following his release.


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