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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Court: Wellsville teen pleads guilty to rape, burglary


In Cattaraugus County court Monday, Joshua Baskins,19, of Wellsville, New York, entered a plea of guilty to Rape in the Third Degree, class E felony; Burglary in the Second Degree, class C felony and Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree, class A misdemeanor to satisfy a pending indictment. The incident occurred during January 2016, in the City of Olean, when Baskins knowingly and unlawfully entered a building with the intent to commit a crime and engaged in sexual intercourse with another person less than 15 years old and engaged in intentional disobedience or resistance to the lawful process or other mandate of a court. Sentencing is scheduled for October 3, 2016.