posted on July 30, 2010 07:24
Two 40-year-old men have been arrested, in separate cases, on morals charges involving children.
Erik Roth of Bank Street, Elba, has been indicted for allegedly having sexual contact with a child under 11 years old.
Roth is charged with Sexual Abuse and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Investigators said Roth allegedly had contact with the child between November of 2004 and March of 2006.
In LeRoy, 40-year-old David Homer of North Street has been arrested for allegedly sending indecent pictures of himself – via a cellphone - to a child under 17. Homer was arraigned on a felony charge of disseminating Indecent Material to Minors and released under the supervision of Genesee Justice.
20-year-old Amanda Belski of Thorpe Street, Batavia has been charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Batavia Police say Amanda showed inappropriate pictures on a cellphone to three juveniles.
These have not been the best of times for Batavia’s Graham Corporation. The company reported this week that its first quarter profits plunged by 75 percent because of global weakness in the oil refining market.
Graham CEO James Lines tells the Buffalo News that he believes the market is poised to rebound. Lines described the current business climate as quote: “a very harsh environment.”
Another brief special session was held in Albany to address a state budget that's four months late, but no action was taken. The state Senate spent 15 minutes in session before adjourning. But Democratic state Legislative leaders met behind closed doors with Governor Paterson to work on a plan to allow SUNY and CUNY schools to set their own tuition rate. But some Senators say the plan would price out middle and low-income students. But the governor's communications director says the plan lacks details. The state budget is four months late.