A 21-year-old Ogdensburg woman was accused Tuesday of rape as a result of her allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old boy in 2009.
Betsy R. Skidds, of 219 Denny St., appeared in Ogdensburg City Court to answer a charge of second-degree rape, a Class D felony. She was released to probation supervision by Judge William R. Small, who adjourned her case to April 19 while she seeks legal counsel from the St. Lawrence County Public Defender's Office. She also reserved her right to a preliminary hearing.
According to court documents, Miss Skidds in fall 2009 had sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old in an Ogdensburg apartment.
In other cases before Judge Small on Tuesday:
* Kevin P. Mosley, 33, no fixed address, was sentenced to three years probation and time served in St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility, Canton, after pleading guilty to a Dec. 8. 2010, charge of third-degree assault. He was accused of pouring a sauce pan of boiling liquid on the back of Kevin Mullin, age and address undisclosed. The incident occurred in the cafeteria at Hamilton Hall, Chimney Point Drive, which is the St. Lawrence Addiction Treatment Center. Mr. Mullin suffered a burn on his back.
Mr. Mosley was represented by St. Lawrence County Public Defender Mary E. Rain.
* Michael T. Geraci, 26, Ogdensburg, pleaded guilty to two counts of disorderly conduct to satisfy prior charges of forcible touching, fourth-degree criminal contempt and resisting arrest. According to court records, in June 2009, he grabbed a woman from behind while she was walking. On March 20, 2010, he was involved in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend, Sammantha J. Abar, and allegedly disconnected a telephone and prevented her from calling police.
He was fined and surcharged a total of $225. He was represented by Ms. Rain.
* Gina M. Brenno, 46, of 328 Morris St., Apt. 1, Ogdensburg, pleaded not guilty to a March 25 charge of criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation. She allegedly choked Christina L. DeGraw, 26, of 708 Greene St., Ogdensburg, during an argument. Judge Small adjourned her case to April 19. She will seek legal counsel from the public defender's office.
* Derek J. Denny, 29, of Route 812, Ogdensburg, was adjourned to April 12 to answer a March 14 charge of second-degree harassment. He allegedly threatened Lyle J. Brenno, 42, of 601 Grove St., Ogdensburg. He will apply for legal representation from the public defender's office and was told to abide by a no harassment order of protection for Mr. Brenno.
* Braden M. Bush, 25, 406 New York Ave., Ogdensburg, was granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal in six months of an Oct. 13, 2010, charge of second-degree harassment. He was accused of hitting Joshua A. LaRock, of 1105 Congress St., Ogdensburg. He was also told to comply with a a six-month stay away order of protection for Mr. LaRock.
* Teshana D. Gray, 42, a resident at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, Ogdensburg, pleaded not guilty to a Feb. 27 charge of second-degree harassment. She allegedly punched in the nose another resident, Angela O'Reilly, 34, in the television lounge of the Trinity Building. Her case was adjourned until April 19, she was released to the custody of the psychiatric center and will seek legal representation from the public defender's office.
* Lyle M. Boylan, 30, of 803 State St., Ogdensburg, pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment to satisfy Jan. 21 charges of endangering the welfare of a child and third-degree assault. In an alleged domestic incident, he threw a plate on the floor at 424 Belmont Courts, Ogdensburg. The plate broke and its pieces cut the arm of Marci A. LaRock, 29, of that address. The incident occurred in the presence of her 8-year-old daughter.
He was fined and surcharged a total of $220 and told to abide by no harassment orders of protection for the mother and her daughter. He was represented by the public defender's office.
* Jeremy M. Hardcastle, 29, last known address, 516 Ford Ave., Ogdensburg, will seek a trial to answer a Nov. 25, 2010, charge of second-degree criminal contempt. The charge stemmed from an alleged domestic incident with Marianne B. Whiteford, 20, and a violation of a court order of protection.
Mr. Hardcastle was represented by the public defender's office.
* April L. Hawkins, 39, of 120 Morris St., Ogdensburg, pleaded not guilty to a Feb. 27 charge of petit larceny from the Kinney Drugs store, 700 Canton St., Ogdensburg. She allegedly took a camera valued at $120. Her case was adjourned to April 19, she was released on her own recognizance and she will seek legal counsel from the public defender's office.