The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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May 15, 2013

Former fireman going to prison

Medina Journal-Register — Jeff Elsenheimer will serve the next two years in prison.

The 32-year-old former Medina firefighter was sentenced on Monday at the Orleans County Courthouse after having pled guilty to two counts of a criminal sexual act in the third degree. Both counts involved minors.

Each count carried a sentence, and they will run concurrently. Upon the completion of his sentence, Elsenheimer will be under post-release supervision for eight years. He will also have to undergo a sex offender evaluation to determine the level at which he must register his sex offender status.

Orders of protection were issued for the victims in the case.

According to court officials, Elsenheimer apologized to the defendants and his own family at his sentencing, and said he used bad judgement.

Also on Monday, Timothy Shay, 48, of Carlton was arraigned and indicted on the following charges: two counts of first-degree rape, one count of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree, four counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, one count of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Shay’s charges stem from events in the Town of Carlton in late 2012 and involve two different victims. He is being held on $25,000 bail and is scheduled to return to court on June 10.

Tricia Stoller, 28, of Holley was also arraigned Monday. She faces four counts of forgery in the second degree, one count of fourth-degree grand larceny, four counts of identity theft in the third degree, two counts of petit larceny, and one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. She is due to return to court on June 10.

Also, Monday saw the sentencing of Mitchell Merrill, 26, of Albion. He pled guilty to burglary in the third degree after entering a building on West County House Road in Albion. He will serve a sentence of two to four years because of his status as a second-time felony offender. He previously burglarized the same people.

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