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Olean man sentenced to prison in attempted sexual abuse of child

A 46-year-old Olean man has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for attempting to sexually abuse a child.

Jeremy A. Smith also was ordered to submit to five years of post-prison release supervision. He pleaded guilty in April to first-degree attempted course of sexual conduct against a child.

Cattaraugus County District Attorney Lori Pettit Rieman said that from last July through his arrest in February, Smith periodically attempted to engage in sexual conduct with a child less than 13 years old.

In other cases before County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz:

• Andrew J. Greinert, 24, of Gowanda, was sentenced, as a repeat felon, to serve a state prison term of two to four years on his April 20 guilty plea to third-degree attempted burglary and fourth-degree criminal mischief for a Town of Persia break-in March 8. Greinert is currently jailed in the Erie County Holding Center facing prosecution for unrelated charges in Erie County.

• Scott A. Matya, 37, of Olean, was placed on probation for five years on his April 20 guilty plea to second-degree vehicular assault and driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol level of 0.13 percent. Matya was hospitalized with severe head injuries even though he and his passenger were both wearing helmets during a crash last June 17 on Route 16 near Godrey Hollow near Olean

His driver’s license was revoked for a year and he was ordered to use an ignition interlock device for at least a year when he gets his license back.

Rieman said Matya’s passenger, Salena M. Hare, now 23, suffered non-life-threatening internal injuries.

• Joshua J. Dash, 35, of Randolph, pleaded guilty to two counts of endangering the welfare of a child for incidents with children less than 17 years old May 1, 2014 in the Village of South Dayton. He faces sentencing Aug. 31.

• Richard L. Barnett Jr., 23, of Erie, Pa., was remanded to the county jail in Little Valley after he pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and driving an unregistered motor vehicle. He allegedly drove to Olean to try to sell drugs on the streets May 1 before his arrest.

• J.D. Kings, 35, of Salamanca, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with felony driving while intoxicated and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without a court-ordered ignition interlock device, failure to dim head lights and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle for his arrest in the City of Salamanca March 7. He registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.16 percent, twice the state’s legal limit.

• Stacey A. Rubek, 35, of Machias, pleaded guilty to a felony count of aggravated driving while intoxicated, the so-called Leandra’s Law charge, for driving with a child less than 15 and having a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 percent, more than twice the state’s legal limit. Rubek was pulled over Jan. 6 in the Town of Machias and faces sentencing Aug. 24.

• Alan B. Dowdy, 23, of Killbuck, was placed on probation for five years, ordered to perform 240 hours of community service, had his driver’s license revoked for one year and was ordered to use an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he drives for a year after he gets his license back, for his driving while intoxicated conviction for an incident in the City of Salamanca Sept. 21 when he had a blood-alcohol-level of 0.18 percent, more than twice the state’s legal limit.

• Angelica Baird, 22, of Olean, was placed on probation for five years and ordered to make full restitution for her third-degree burglary conviction for a Town of Allegany break-in last Dec. 12.

• Dusti L. Ginnery, 28, of Limestone, was placed on probation for five years on her third- and fourth-degree convictions for the sale of marijuana in the City of Salamanca on April 3, 2013 and Oct. 7, 2013.

• Kimberly A. Holland, 27, of Olean, was placed on probation for three years on her felony conviction for unlawful grand jury disclosure for talking to someone about actions she witnessed while serving as a grand juror for the county last July, in violation of grand jury secrecy mandates.

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