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Hinsdale man pleads guilty in sexual assault case

LITTLE VALLEY – Aaron L. Stearns, 30, of Hinsdale, pleaded guilty Monday before Cattaraugus County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz to sodomizing a woman in a City of Olean residence Aug. 21.

Indicted in late October, Stearns pleaded to first-degree criminal sexual act and second-degree attempted assault. He faces sentencing April 11.

In other cases Monday:

• Cheyenne Redeye, 26, of Salamanca, was ordered to serve one to three years in state prison on his conviction for second-degree vehicular assault, felony driving while intoxicated and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle for the crash of his vehicle in the Town of Persia and the injury to his passenger on Oct. 3. District Attorney Lori Pettit Rieman said Redeye was driving that day with a revoked license after his June 2010 DWI arrest in the City of Salamanca.

• Erica Davis, 33, now of Irvington, N.J., was ordered to serve a one- to three-year prison term on his felony conviction for fourth-degree welfare fraud and first-degree filling a false instrument for illegally collecting thousands of dollars worth of public assistance benefits while living in the City of Salamanca in 2013.

• Darby M. Monahan, 39, of Salamanca, was ordered to serve a two-year prison term on his conviction for third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance in the City of Salamanca that led to his Feb. 26 arrest.

• Ryan K. Brooks, 43, of Salamanca, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of second-degree attempted assault for interfering with police during a June 5 incident. He faces sentencing April 11.

• Robert W. Smith, 29, of Olean, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of third-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance for an attempted drug deal in the City of Olean on Feb. 18. He faces sentencing April 11.

• Juan A. DeJesus, 42, and Rachael L. Maynard, 26, both of Randolph, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana for their arrests in the Town of Randolph on March 20 for having more than 2 ounces of marijuana and marijuana-related compounds and mixtures. They face sentencing in several months.

• Daniel P. Richards, 54, of Buffalo, convicted of an out-of-state sex offense several decades ago, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of failure to register an address change with the State Sex Offender Registry when he moved from the Town of Lyndon in June 2013. He faces sentencing May 16.

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