Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Wy Co Court--Martin Faces up to Four Years in Prison:
Man admits possessing child porn

A Silver Springs man pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography during an appearance in Wyoming County Court Thursday. 

Timothy Martin, 59, waived indictment on charges of promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child as a class D felony, and class E felony possessing an obscene sexual performance. He pleaded guilty to the latter charge, which carries a maximum prison term of up to four years. 

Martin was arrested in November after a state police investigation. Judge Michael Mohun set sentencing for March 24. 

Also in County Court: 
Travis L. Bartz, 26, of Batavia was given a chance to avoid a state prison term on several domestic violence charges. Bartz had been charged with second-degree strangulation, first-degree criminal contempt of court, all felonies, second-degree contempt and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. 
.....He pleaded guilty to strangulation, which carries a maximum term of seven years in prison, endangering and misdemeanor criminal contempt. 
.....Mohun placed him on one year of strict probation. If successful, Bartz will be allowed to plead to a lesser charge and avoid prison. Mohun set Feb. 9, 2023 for final sentencing. 
Ryder Berry, 22, of Olean pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary and driving while impaired by drugs. He burglarized a building in Covington. Sentencing is set for May 5. 
John H. Washburn, 42, of Avon was sentenced to 364 days in jail for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

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