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December 20, 2012

Area man accused of raping teen girls

A Margaretville man was jailed in two rape cases following his arraignment Dec. 7 in Delaware County Court.

Aaron Scudder, 25, was arraigned on second-degree rape, a class D felony, for an incident that happened Aug. 9, 2011, with a 14-year old female, and third-degree rape, a class E felony, for a March incident that occurred in Middletown with a 15-year-old girl. He was remanded to Delaware County jail pending his next appearance.

Other cases heard recently include the following:

Dec. 6

• Matthew Finch, 25, of Delhi, was arraigned on second-degree assault for an incident that allegedly occurred Oct. 5 in the village of Delhi. Bail was set at $5,000.

• Samantha Jo Sons, 24, of Bainbridge, was arraigned on two counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony, and criminal possession of hypodermic instruments, a class A misdemeanor. Bail was set at $2,000.

• Edwin Walrod III, 23, of Bainbridge, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted sexual assault, a class E felony, and disorderly conduct, a violation. The incident occurred Sept. 29 in the village of Sidney and involved a police officer. Walrod was released pending sentencing Jan. 22.

• Amanda Losurdo, 37, of Walton, was arraigned on two counts of felony driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation, a class E felony, and operating a motor vehicle outside of restriction, an infraction. Bail was set at $2,500.

• Paul Garofolo, 37, of Margaretville, pleaded and was sentenced to first-degree criminal contempt, a class D felony. He was sentenced to 1½ to 3 years in state prison and an order of protection was issued for his victim.

Dec. 10

• Caysey Copley, 26, of Syracuse, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony, for an incident that occurred in June in Roxbury. She was sentenced to 1½ years in jail and 1 year of post release supervision.

• Timothy J. Wren, 52, of Colchester, pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny, and committing a fraudulent practice, both felonies. The incidents occurred between Feb. 8, 2009, and Jan. 16 in the village of Hancock and involved workers compensation benefits. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 28.

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