An Endicott man will spend eight years in prison for a sex crime against a child victim.
Jared Hotaling, 41, pleaded guilty in Broome County Court to a felony count of attempted first-degree criminal sexual act in connection with a six-count indictment that listed two girls and one boy as victims of alleged abuses going back to 2001.
At sentencing Wednesday, Assistant District Attorney Lisa Bideaux said the plea agreement and prearranged prison term was negotiated with consent of the victims "to spare them from the trauma" of further court proceedings. The charge he admitted to carried a possible maximum of 15 years in prison.
"It's despicable," Bideaux said, that Hotaling seemed unwilling to accept responsibility for his conduct when questioned by the probation department for a pre-sentence report.
Regardless of the defendant's statements to a probation officer, Judge Kevin Dooley said, what counts is what Hotaling admitted to in court.
"You've got some problems, some issues, and you can deny them to other people," Dooley told Hotaling in court Wednesday. "The lives of these children were impacted; they'll have to deal with this for the rest of their lives."
After serving the prison term, Hotaling will spend 15 years on post-release supervision. He also will be required to register as a sex offender.
The Broome County grand jury in September 2016 indicted Hotaling on 10 felony counts, the most severe of which was predatory sexual assault against a child, which carried a possible penalty of 10 years to life in prison if he were convicted.
Prosecutors accused Hotaling of attempting to engage in oral sexual conduct by forcible compulsion with a 15-year-old girl during the summer of 2012.
Hotaling also had been charged with having sex with the same girl at some time between January and March in 2012, according to the indictment.
Endicott police investigated the case, which resulted with Hotaling's arrest in May 2016. At the time, police said, a girl had recently disclosed abuses that were committed by Hotaling.
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GALLIANO, La. — A Galliano man who was out of jail on bond for a sexual battery of a teenage girl charge has been arrested again, this time for first-degree rape of a juvenile.
According to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, Charles Hebert, 35, was arrested.
In mid-August, juvenile detectives opened an investigation after a victim came forward with allegations of being raped by Hebert.
The victim claimed being raped multiple times with the first instance occurring approximately 13 years ago when the victim was a juvenile. Following an investigation, detectives obtained a warrant for Hebert’s arrest.
Hebert was booked into the Lafourche Parish Jail in Thibodaux on the charge of first-degree rape. His bond is set at $100,000.
Hebert was out on bond from an arrest on February 21, 2017, for sexual battery of a teenage girl. He had been released on August 16 after posting a $30,000 bond.
Matthew Gates was sentenced to 70-140 years in prison for sexual abuse of a young Wheeling girl in Ohio County Circuit Court.