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February 1, 2013

Sex offender, horse abuser faces charges


An investigation by deputies revealed that Lane broke into the Gohan Road residence and stayed there without permission from the homeowner in an attempt to avoid law enforcement.

Lane had turned the electricity on, used the homeowner’s firewood and ate food left in the house. The investigation led to Lane’s arrest Tuesday on the burglary charge, and he was arraigned Wednesday before Milford Town Judge Carol A. Rumenapp, who sent him to jail without bail because of his two prior two felony convictions.

Lane was convicted June 25, 2003, of second-degree rape of a 14 year-old girl, according to the state Sex Offender Registry, and he was sentenced to seven years in prison and was released in November 2009.

In November, a horse that Lane rode from Schenevus to Oneonta had to be euthanized, Oneonta city police said.

Lane was charged Nov. 18 with torturing or injuring an animal, a misdemeanor under state Agriculture and Markets law, resisting arrest, having an open container of alcohol and littering for throwing away a beer can, city police said.

After Lane didn’t appear in Oneonta City Court on the charges, an arrest warrant was issued.

In 2010, Lane was the subject of a manhunt in Unadilla by state police in 2010, which resulted in misdemeanor and violation charges stemming from a domestic dispute.

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