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MAN HELD ON CHARGE OF SEX WITH BOY

A Springville man arrested recently on charges he had sex with a boy over a 10-year period also is a suspect in an incident involving a youth here.

Albert R. Ribblett, 41, of 5730 Woodside Road, Springville, was arrested on a charge of third-degree sodomy Monday. He is in Chautauqua County Jail.

State police at Falconer said Ribblett had deviate sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old boy at a Falconer motel last October.

Ribblett had just been released on bail in connection with another sexual encounter with a teen-ager in the Boston area. He was charged with second-degree sodomy and endangering the welfare of a child.

State police based at Boston said the acts occurred on a regular basis for more than 10 years. Investigators also executed a search warrant to seize Ribblett's computer and any other records or photographs.

In addition, troopers said they were investigating information about other sex crimes allegedly committed by Ribblett in several other Eastern states, including Pennsylvania.

The Chautauqua County district attorney's office said they believed the only incident in Falconer occurred in October, when the teen-ager was apparently brought here from elsewhere.

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