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Conviction on attempted rape brings 7 years

A Great Valley man has been sentenced in Cattaraugus County Court to seven years in prison after he was convicted of first-degree attempted rape.

Michael J. Slater, 23, was sentenced by Judge Larry M. Himelein, who also sentenced him to a concurrent term of 2 1/2 to seven years on his conviction of third-degree burglary.

District Attorney Edward M. Sharkey said Slater entered a building in the City of Olean on Oct. 21, when the attempted sexual assault occurred.

Slater must serve six-sevenths of his sentence before he is eligible for parol and once released faces five years of post-release supervision.

In other cases:

Brock Tyrell, 29, of East Randolph, was sentenced to two years in prison and two years of post-release supervision for his guilty plea to second-degree attempted burglary. The crime occurred July 18 in a Town of Conewango house, where money was stolen.

Jennifer L. DeMart, 35, of Salamanca, was sentenced to four months in jail and five years' probation on her conviction of fifth-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance Dec. 14 in Salamanca.

Gregory C. Dombeck, 28, of Eldred, Pa., was sentenced to five years' probation and fined $2,500 after being convicted of driving while intoxicated March 24, 2006, in the Village of Portville.

Sharkey said guilty pleas were entered and sentences are scheduled for June and July in these cases:

Brandon Cooper, 31, of Perrysburg, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter June 24 in the Town of Perrysburg, where he caused the death of John P. Martin. Sharkey said Cooper rear-ended another vehicle, sending it crashing against a tree and killing Martin.

Cooper is currently serving time in a state prison after being convicted of driving while intoxicated and reckless endangerment in December 2003.

Michelle Beach, 37, of Delevan, pleaded guilty to DWI on Nov. 14 in the Town of Yorkshire and to endangering the welfare of a child Oct. 22, when she left her children home alone and unsupervised while she was at local bars until 4:30 a.m.

Adam Pusateri, 21, of Buffalo, currently being held in the Erie County Holding Center, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted assault Oct. 20 in the Town of Great Valley, where he tried to injure another person.

Patrick Roush, 36, of Lackawanna, pleaded guilty to DWI on Nov. 8 in the Town of Humphrey, where he was driving with a blood-alcohol count of 0.35 percent.

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