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Watertown man indicted on rape allegations

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A Watertown man has been indicted on allegations that he had sexual intercourse with an incapacitated woman in August.

Russell E. Martin, 36, of 422 Dimmick St., faces two counts of first-degree rape and a single count of unlawfully dealing with a child. The charges were contained in a grand jury indictment unsealed Wednesday in Jefferson County Court.

It is alleged that he had intercourse with an 18-year-old female who was unable to give her consent because she was physically helpless at the time. It if further alleged that he provided alcohol to a person under the age of 21.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges at arraignment and was sent to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building on $5,000 bail.

In other court activity:

Ryan M. Bladek, 32, Little Falls, formerly of Brownville, was sentenced to an unspecified amount of time served at the PSB and three years’ probation for Sept. 14 guilty pleas to third-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child and falsely reporting an incident. He was charged July 31 with injuring a sheriff’s deputy who was investigating a domestic incident at his residence on County Route 59 in the town of Brownville. It had been alleged that the domestic incident was observed by three children. He also was accused of falsely telling deputies that his wife, Jennifer, had cut him with a knife. His probation supervision will be transferred to Herkimer County.

Kavon M. Mason, 24, of 314 Waltham St., pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal mischief. He entered his plea using a partial Alford plea, meaning he did not admit to all of the facts in the underlying case, but was pleading guilty to avoid the possibility of being convicted of a more serious offense at trial.

He admitted that on June 6, following a “heated” discussion with his brother, Kingsley A. Mason, he crashed his car into his brother’s residence at 326 High St. However, he told Judge Kim H. Martusewicz that it was an accident. Assistant District Attorney Walter M. Jeram Jr. told Judge Martusewicz that had the matter proceeded to trial, witnesses would testify that Mr. Mason acted “in a reckless manner” while causing more than $1,500 in damage to the building. Mr. Mason is expected to be sentenced Dec. 19 to three years’ probation.

Mark R. VanAllen, 39, whose last known address was 418 Arsenal St., Apt. 3, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree criminal mischief. He admitted that on Aug. 11 he used a shovel to break two windows on a 1994 Toyota pickup truck owned by his father. He is expected to be sentenced Dec. 21 to time served at the PSB and three years’ probation.

Tomasa R. Zavala, 30, York, Pa., pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. She admitted that on Sept. 2 in the town of Rutland she possessed a debit card in the name of Emma Rodriguez, an alias she admitted using. She was subsequently sentenced to time served at the PSB and a one-year conditional discharge.

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