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The LeRoy man under indictment for first degree rape has pleaded innocent.
29-year-old Charles D. Johnson entered his plea in Genesee County Court and then argued with the judge over his court appointed attorney.
Johnson is accused of breaking into a LeRoy home last month and raping a woman there at knifepoint.
Judge Robert Noonan said that because Johnson faces a possible life sentence, he was denied bail.
Johnson insisted he did not want the public defender handling his case and wanted more time for his family to hire another lawyer.
Johnson’s next court appearance is scheduled for August.

A Batavia man pleads guilty to a federal charge of possessing child pornography.
40-year-old Jeffrey Wawrzyniak could spend up to 15 years in prison.
A search warrant turned up more than 700 images of child porn on Wawrzyniak’s home computer.

A 23-year-old LeRoy woman is facing felony burglary and weapons charges.
Sara Schimley of East Main Street is accused of breaking into a friend’s apartment and spending almost two months there.  
Schimley also allegedly threatened her friend with a crowbar and a putty knife. 
Schimley been released under supervision.

The city of Batavia will try again today to repave Ellicott Ave and Buell Street.
The work was to have been done on Monday…but has been delayed by rain.
The forecast should allow for the work to get done today
Residents may have limited access to their homes.
The rain date is tomorrow.

The Town of Batavia cashes in on a federal grant of $1.2-million for a water project.
The money will help pay to deliver public water to 59 residents on Creek, Lehigh, east and Dorman Roads.
The project could take up to 15 months to complete.

Brockport Mayor Connie Castaneda is no longer facing criminal misconduct charges.  A judge has dismissed all 14 misconduct charges against the mayor.  Castaneda was accused of renting out an illegal, unregistered apartment inside her home.  The judge ruled that there was insufficient evidence to support the charges.


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