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SENTENCE UP TO 11 YEARS SET FOR TWO RAPES

A Cattaraugus man could face up to 11 years in prison for pleading guilty to two rapes following sentencing Monday in Cattaraugus County Court.

William C. Wagner, 37, of Otto Road, had a previous probation sentence revoked and was sentenced by Judge Larry M. Himelein to serve 1 1/3 to four years in prison for his guilty plea to third-degree rape. The crime occurred Sept. 15, 2000.

Wagner also pleaded guilty to second-degree rape, the crime occurring on Dec. 23, 1999. Both incidents were in Cattaraugus County.

He faces a total sentence of 3 2/3 to 11 years in prison.

Ralph T. Penn Jr., 44, currently in Gowanda Correctional Facility, was sentenced as a second felony offender to serve two to four years in prison for his guilty plea to third-degree rape of a person younger than 17.

District Attorney Edward M. Sharkey said Penn pleaded guilty to attempted use of a child in a sexual performance and was sentenced to 3 1/2 to 7 years in prison. Sharkey said Penn induced a child younger than 17 to engage in a sexual performance. The terms will be served consecutively.

Several others pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in June.

Jason Wozniak, 29, of Clarence, was sentenced to five years' probation, 100 hours of community service and fined $3,000 for his guilty plea to driving while intoxicated Oct. 19 in the Town of Ashford.

John M. Ray, 43, no address, was sentenced to 60 days in the county jail and five years' probation for his guilty plea to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. The crime occurred April 17, 2003, in the City of Salamanca, where he attempted to sell oxycodone.

Robert E. Burlew, 22, of Allegany, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a person younger than 11.

David D. Dunbar, 37, of Olean, pleaded guilty to second-degree forgery of a credit card on Nov. 17 in the Town of Carrollton.

Anthony A. Miller, 37, of Carl Street, Buffalo, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing. The crime occurred April 17, 2003, in Delevan.

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