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October 26, 2013

Schreiner sentenced to 12 years

A former social worker who worked with children has been sentenced to 12 years in prison on sexual abuse charges, sources said.

Robert Scott Schreiner, who worked at school-based health clinics, was sentenced in Schoharie County Court on Wednesday to 12 years in prison and 15 years of post-release supervision, court documents said.

Last September, Schreiner, then 50, of Richmondville, was charged by state police at Sidney with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual act, a felony, in connection with incidents involving a 12-year-old boy. He had worked two years as a licensed clinical social worker at Bassett Healthcare’s school-based health clinics at Schenevus and Worcester.

Schreiner was accused of having sexual contact with a Schenevus school student in incidents in the towns of Maryland in Otsego County and Richmondville in Schoharie County, troopers said.

On Sept. 11, Schreiner pleaded guilty in Schoharie County court to two counts of first-degree criminal sexual act, documents said, and the recommended sentence was up to 12 years on each count to be served concurrently and concurrently with a sentence from Otsego County.

In Otsego County before Judge Brian Burns on Sept. 6, Schreiner pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual act, a felony, as charged, court officials in Cooperstown said. On Oct. 18, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison and five year’s parole and ordered to pay $1,050 in sex offender fees, a $50 DNA fee and $325 in surcharges, officials said, and an order of protection was issued for the victim.

Otsego County District Attorney John Muehl prosecuted the case, officials said, and Schriener had been indicted by a grand jury Jan. 24.

In Schoharie County, Schreiner appeared county Judge George R. Bartlett.

Schoharie County District Attorney James Sacket prosecuted the case, and James Long was defense attorney. During sentencing, Schreiner was ordered to pay $1,050 in sex-offender fees, a $50 DNA fee and $325 in other surcharges. An order of protection was issued for the victim and the victim’s family.

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