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Police resume search for missing camper, 18

GREENWICH (AP) -- A third day of searching resumed Monday for an 18-year-old who disappeared after walking away from a campsite in eastern New York.

State Police Capt. John McCarthy said troopers and forest rangers continued their ground, air and water search for Jesse Cale, of Greenwich.

Troopers said Cale was camping with family and friends near the eastern bank of the Hudson River in his Washington County hometown when he walked away late Friday night to get firewood.

His companions tried to find him and called emergency dispatchers when he couldn't be located. Troopers said Cale has a history of seizures.

Police, firefighters, forest rangers and search-and-rescue groups conducted searches Saturday and again Sunday around the riverside area where Cale and the others were camping.


Facebook ID leads to prison for attacker

SYRACUSE (AP) -- A registered sex offender was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison for beating a 12-year-old suburban Syracuse boy with a pool cue -- a crime that was solved when the boy identified the man via Facebook photos.

The Onondaga County Court judge who sentenced Scott Miles, 35, said the defendant turned the boy's home into a "house of terror" during the attack early on the morning of Sept. 22 in Mattydale. Miles had pleaded guilty to felony burglary.

Authorities don't know why Miles broke into the home. They said he didn't know the boy or his mother, who wasn't home.

Miles was arrested after the boy recognized him from a picture on Miles' Facebook page.

Miles had connected with the boy's mother on Facebook after the attack, but police don't know why.