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MAN GETS THREE-YEAR TERM FOR SEXUAL ABUSE

A South Dayton man was sentenced Monday in Cattaraugus County Court to serve up to three years in state prison for sexually abusing a person under age 17.

Aaron D. Bennett, 31, of Pine Street, was sentenced by Judge Larry M. Himelein to serve one to three years in prison for his guilty plea to third-degree sodomy.

Gregory A. Knight, 40, of Bradford, Pa., was sentenced to two to six years in state prison and fined $5,000 for his guilty plea to driving while intoxicated. District Attorney Edward M. Sharkey said Knight was arrested Sept. 27 in Allegany and that he had previously been convicted of DWI twice within the last 10 years.

Sheila M. Graves, 33, of Allegany was sentenced to a year in jail and fined $3,000 for a DWI conviction April 7 in Allegany. Graves was also sentenced to serve a concurrent one-year sentence in jail for attempted second-degree forgery. She was accused of trying to forge a fingerprint card when arrested.

Brenda Chesney, 50, and James Kocher, 48, both of Ischua, were each sentenced to five years' probation and 400 hours of community service for their guilty pleas to third-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

The following people pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in November:

Marcos Perez, 24, of the Bronx, attempted third-degree burglary.

Judith A. Dombeck, 41, of Olean, DWI.

Debbie M. Schnettler, 45, of Olean, fourth-degree grand larceny.

Ronald J. Cunningham, 22, of Olean, second-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

Bradley Calkins, 19, of Salamanca, attempted third-degree burglary.

During his arraignment Monday, Kenneth Pysadee, 40, of Salamanca pleaded innocent to second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child in March in Salamanca. Pysadee is being held in the Cattaraugus County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

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