Accused drug offender, sex offenders appear in County Court

NORWICH – Cases involving sex abuse and marijuana were heard in Chenango County Court on Monday.

Judge Frank B. Revoir Jr. was the Chenango County Court Judge presiding over each of the cases.

District Attorney Joseph A. McBride was present on behalf of the people.

• Kyle J. Hackett appeared in court with his attorney George Hildebrandt, in order to outline the offer of a plea and sentence agreement.

Hackett is charged with rape in the first degree, a class B felony; sexual abuse, a class D felony; and endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.

McBride noted that prior to this court date, First Assistant District Attorney Michael Feraresee handled this case but the offer on the table was a sentence of three years.

Hilderbrandt indicated that his client has openly expressed that he rejected this offer from the District Attorney’s Office.

“If you were to plea guilty to this lesser charge, you would be sentenced to a determinate sentence of three years in the New York State Department of Corrections, with a mandatory three years of post release supervision,” Revoir explained. “If you choose to take this to trial and are convicted of the top count, the court will then be limited in what they can do. The minimum sentence then would be five years incarceration, five years post release, and the maximum you could be sentenced to is 25 years incarceration with post release. Do you still intend to reject the offer from the District Attorney?”

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