Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Paul C. Stamp - Child Molester sentenced

A 20-year-old Medina man will spend the next two and a half years in state prison for molesting a child.

Paul C. Stamp, Hellert Road, Medina, was originally charged with first-degree sexual abuse, endangering the welfare of a child and nine counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child, according to the district attorney’s office. He was arraigned in Orleans County Court Aug. 27 and held at the jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

He pled guilty to possession of a sexual performance by a child and attempted first-degree sexual abuse of a 6-year-old female victim Oct. 22. The incident occurred sometime between December 2006 and February 2007 at his former place of residence, Stamp said.

At the time of Stamp’s plea, Judge James Punch reduced bail to $5,000 as requested by Stamp’s attorney, Nathan Pace, based on his extensive admission early on in the case. Bail was never posted, however, and Stamp stood in his black-and-gray striped jail suit while his sentence was announced Monday afternoon.

“As much as I would like to put you on probation, at this point I think it would be irresponsible,” Punch said.

In addition to the prison sentence, Stamp was sentenced to three years of post-release supervision. He will pay a series of fines and surcharges and be forced to register as a sex offender.

“I hope you take seriously the programs offered in the state prison system,” Punch said.

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