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Gouverneur man admits viewing minor’s sex act over Skype

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A Gouverneur man faces 10 years’ probation after pleading guilty Monday in Jefferson County Court to an allegation that he watched a sexual performance by a teenager via Skype while he was deployed to Afghanistan.

Shawn S.S. Raymo, 23, also will be ordered at his Sept. 6 sentencing to register with the state as a sex offender for a guilty plea to use of a child in a sexual performance. He and his wife, Jessica M. Raymo, 21, were charged with inducing a 15-year-old girl into engaging in a sexual act that was broadcast to Mr. Raymo over the Internet in July 2011. Mrs. Raymo, who was living on Fort Drum at the time, said when she entered a guilty plea to use of a child in a sexual performance that, she did so at her husband’s request.

Mrs. Raymo pleaded guilty March 22 and was sentenced June 7 to 10 years’ probation and ordered to register with the state as Level 1 sex offender.

In other court activity:

Kevin M. Prashaw, 51, of 21601 Floral Drive, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny. He admitted that from June to August 2010, he received $3,040 in benefits from the Department of Social Services to which he was not entitled. He is expected to be sentenced Aug. 27 to five years’ probation and be ordered to pay restitution.

Joshua M. Medina, 23, whose last known address was 1737 Burns Ave., pleaded guilty to fifth-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance. He admitted that he tried to sell heroin within the county May 15. He is expected to be sentenced Sept. 6 to six months in the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and five years’ probation.

Skylar Grega, 20, Plessis, admitted violating probation and was resentenced to 10 months in the PSB and ordered to pay about $12,000 in restitution in the form of a civil judgment. He admitted violating probation by failing to follow through with substance abuse rehabilitation counseling and by testing positive for the use of illegal drugs while under supervision. Information about why he was serving probation was not available from the court. His probation supervision had been transferred to the county from St. Lawrence County.

Charrie L. McKnight, 41, Calcium, admitted violating probation and was restored to five years’ supervision. She admitted violating probation by failing to pay about $2,800 in restitution, which now is due in the form of a civil judgment. She was serving five years’ probation imposed in June 2010 for grand larceny and forgery convictions.

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