Six arraigned in county court

NORWICH – Six were arraigned in Chenango County Court on Dec. 6, for crimes including sex offenses, larceny, and driving while intoxicated.

• Nicholas S. Barrows, 27, Smithville, was arraigned for the class D felony of sexual abuse in the first degree and the class A misdemeanor of endangering the welfare of a child. Barrows has been previously convicted of burglary in Oxford and received a sentence of 18 to 54 months in prison. He was on parole when the current alleged crime took place.

Barrows was issued a no contact warrant, protecting the witnesses of the crime, which include the victim’s relatives. The victim is currently living outside the area, but the mother of the victim’s boyfriend’s children, who are witnesses to the crime, still reside in the area.

“He has no intention of contacting them, Judge,” said public defender, John Cameron.

“Judge, the defendant committed the alleged crime years ago and because he is facing substantial time in prison, I would ask that bail be set at a substantial amount,” said District Attorney Joseph McBride.

Cameron told the Judge that Barrows had already been arraigned in Smithville and currently released on a $60,000 bond. Judge Revoir continued the bail set by Smithville court at the same amount.

Barrows pleaded not guilty to both counts, was read his rights and has 45 days to make motions for trial.

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