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St. Lawrence County grand jury indicts three

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CANTON — A Waddington man accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile was one of three people indicted in separate cases Thursday by a St. Lawrence County grand jury.

Patrick R. Wright, 30, of 158 Tiernan Road, stands accused of first-degree rape, third-degree rape, three counts of first-degree criminal sexual act, three counts of third-degree criminal sexual act, endangering the welfare of a child and first-degree unlawfully dealing with a child.

According to investigators, Wright provided a 15-year-old with four vodka-based drinks on Feb. 2, then engaged in multiple sex acts with the teen by forcible compulsion.

In other cases:

■ Mitchell L. Butram, 38, of 1150 Green Road, Colton, was indicted on a third-degree burglary count.

Investigators said Butram smashed a window and entered the elementary wing of Norwood-Norfolk Central School at 7852 Route 56 in July 2009, causing more than $250 in damage.

He then helped himself to a 27-inch Sansui television and a Sony DVD/VCR player, according to court documents.

The value of those items was not indicated.

He was extradited to New York in February to face the charges after completing a prison sentence for a stolen-property conviction in Ohio.

■ Robert L. McGuinness, 32, of 10 Browns Falls Road, Oswegatchie, was indicted on two counts of second-degree burglary.

He stands accused in connection with the alleged burglary of several items in the Clifton area last summer.

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