Three Arraigned In County Court
Published: March 16th, 2015
By: Brittany Grove

NORWICH – An Oxford man accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old female victim and two convicted offenders charged with failure to register or verify were arraigned recently in Chenango County Court by Judge Frank B. Revoir, Jr.

• Scott M. Brazee, 39, Oxford, was arraigned on the charges of three counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, a class D felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.

It is alleged, per the indictment, that on or about more than one day in December of 2014, at a Canal Street residence in the Village of Oxford, Brazee did subject a 12-year-old female victim to sexual contact on more than one occasion.

Brazee entered a plea of not guilty on all counts.

District Attorney Joseph A. McBride said Brazee is charged with multiple counts of violent felonies and is facing up to 21 years in state prison for the alleged sex crimes.

“He has a long criminal history since 1992,” said McBride.

McBride requested a $45,000 cash bail, which was an increase from the $20,000 cash bail that was set by the local court.

Brazee's public defender, John Cameron, requested bail be continued in the amount set by the local.

According to Brazee, he will be staying with his father in Plymouth if he is released from jail.

Revoir remanded Brazee back to the county jail on $20,000 cash bail or a $200,000 bond.

Revoir also issued full orders of protection in favor of the victim.

One of Brazee's family members or friends that attended court for his arraignment said, “We love you,” as he was escorted out of the courtroom.

Brazee is currently incarcerated at the Chenango County Correctional Facility, and he is to reappear in court at a later date.

• Anthony J. Biviano, 26, Norwich, was arraigned on the charge of failure to register or verify as a sex offender.

It is alleged, per the indictment, that on or about Jan. 10 in the City of Norwich, Biviano – as legally required – did fail to register with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Sex Offender Registry within 10 days of his move on Dec. 30, 2014 from 35 Silver Street in Norwich to an unknown address.

Biviano was convicted of the violent felony of attempted rape in the second degree in April of 2009.

According the New York State Sex Offender Registry. He had sexual intercourse and sexual contact with a 13-year-old female, non-stranger victim.

Biviano pleaded not guilty.

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