A Watertown man was sentenced Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to 10 years probation for possessing child pornography.
Joshua M. Lifton, 31, whose last known address was 303 Winslow St., lower apartment, also will have to register with the state as a sex offender for a May 1 guilty plea to possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child. He admitted that in April 2008, he possessed pornographic images of children that he had obtained over the Internet.
He also was sentenced to a concurrent three-year term of probation for a guilty plea the same day to endangering the welfare of a child for an admission that he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy in July in the town of Philadelphia. The level at which he must register with the state as a sex offender will be determined July 17.
In other court activity:
Paul T. Taylor Jr., 31, of 7116 Snell Road, Lowville, was sentenced to three years probation for a guilty plea in May to third-degree assault. He was also ordered to pay $1,660 in restitution, half of which has been paid. He admitted that he caused physical injury to Michael Ennis on Dec. 10 in West Carthage. Police said at the time that Mr. Ennis suffered a broken nose requiring surgery. Mr. Taylors probation supervision will be transferred to Lewis County.
Jordan T. Turner, 24, of 633 Bronson St., was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and restored to probation for an April 25 guilty plea to second-degree criminal contempt and an admission to a probation violation. He admitted that on Jan. 7, he had unwanted physical contact with Alisha M. Kiblin in violation of an order of protection. He also admitted violating probation by being charged with third-degree assault and unlawful possession for allegedly striking Ms. Kiblin and being found with a small amount of marijuana in his possession.
Eugene Muhammad Jr., 46, of 519 Emerson St., pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He also admitted violating probation. He admitted driving while intoxicated April 19 while his drivers license was suspended or revoked for a misdemeanor DWI conviction in 2004 in Henrietta, Monroe County. He admitted violating probation by being convicted of the new crime.
He was sentenced in 2008 to five years probation after being convicted of felony aggravated unlicensed operation and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He is expected to be resentenced Aug. 20 to a year in the PSB and a $1,500 fine. He also is expected to have his drivers license revoked and be ordered to install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he owns or operates.
James S. Young, 22, Tobyhanna, Pa., pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree assault and a single count of resisting arrest. He admitted that on June 29, he injured a state trooper and sheriffs deputy while struggling with the pair at an outer Arsenal Street hotel. Police were there to break up a fight. Mr. Young subsequently was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and fined $1,000.
Kenneth D. Lance Jr., 23, of 16775 Michaels Road, Adams Center, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal contempt and fourth-degree criminal mischief. He is expected to be sentenced Aug. 22 to probation. He admitted that on May 21 in the town of Adams, he smashed a window on a vehicle belonging to his girlfriend, Ashley N. Neely, and that he got into a shoving match with her in violation of an order of protection.
In court activity Thursday, Jasma N. Ryan, 26, Adams, was referred to Drug Court after pleading guilty to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and admitting violating probation. She had been accused in an indictment handed up in May of selling cocaine in late January. At the time she was serving five years probation imposed in January 2010 for a fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance conviction.