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MAN GETS JAIL TERM ON STOLEN PROPERTY CHARGE

Atoki Gbolahan, 35, of Toronto, was sentenced Friday to six months in jail by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza for fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Arrested June 1 in Lewiston, he was accused of having the vehicle identification number plate of a 1999 Mercedes-Benz.

In other cases Friday:

County Judge Peter Broderick Sr. sent Rodriguse M. Winn, 28, to prison for two to four years for statutory rape.

Winn, of Cleveland Avenue, Niagara Falls, had pleaded guilty to third-degree rape for having sex with a teenage girl in Niagara Falls on Nov. 23. It was his second statutory rape conviction in the past three years, according to Assistant District Attorney Robert A. Zucco.

Christian Pack, 20, of Subbera Road, Cambria, was sentenced to three months of weekends in jail, 200 hours of community service and three years' probation for third-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

Pack was accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl in Cambria on Aug. 6, 2000, as a 7-year-old girl looked on. His brother, Colin Pack, 16, was acquitted on similar charges at a trial in March.

Gi Shik Kwon, 54, who listed addresses in Burtonsville, Md., and Richmond, Va., pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. He was accused of attacking a female employee of the Quality Inn, 240 Rainbow Blvd. North, Niagara Falls, on July 5. The woman, who was working in an empty guest room, told police Kwon pushed her onto the bed and tried to undress her.

In other drug cases Friday:

Ishmael Ellis, 43, of Pine Street, Lockport, was sentenced by Broderick to a year in the County Jail, less time served, and detained on immigration charges.

A jury had convicted Ellis on Thursday, after a four-day trial, of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance for possessing cocaine Dec. 30 in Lockport. However, he was acquitted on a charge of intending to sell the drug.

Deborah Jones, 39, of Fourth Street, Niagara Falls, was placed on probation for five years by Sperrazza. Jones was ordered into a treatment program for up to 15 months.

Jones had pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance for possessing more than one-eighth of an ounce of cocaine, with the intention of selling it, in Niagara Falls on Oct. 24.

Bethany Stanko, 21, of Berkshire Avenue, Buffalo, pleaded not guilty at her arraignment to fifth- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. She was charged with having LSD in Niagara Falls on April 29, and intending to sell the drug.

Cheryl Morello, 23, of Packard Court, Niagara Falls, pleaded not guilty on two counts each of third-degree criminal sale and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. She was accused of selling cocaine to Niagara Falls police agents on Dec. 11 and 21, 1999.

In DWI cases:

Jason W. Gross, 27, of East Avenue, Lockport, was sentenced by Sperrazza to four months of weekends in the County Jail, followed by five years' probation, for a felony count of driving while intoxicated.

Gross, who was also fined $2,000, was arrested Feb. 22 in Lockport.

Two other men pleaded guilty to felony DWI counts. David P. Johnson, 29, of Lynwood Avenue, Lyndonville, will be sentenced Oct. 22, and Stephen J. Pichcuskie, 35, of Cleveland Avenue, Niagara Falls, will be sentenced Nov. 9.

Johnson was arrested March 31 in the Town of Lockport; Pichcuskie was pulled over April 23 in Niagara Falls.

e-mail: tprohaska@buffnews.com

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