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Lowville man sentenced to jail time for criminal contempt


LOWVILLE — A Lowville man who violated orders of protection last year was sentenced Friday in Lewis County Court to jail time.

James A. Loucks, 56, of 6643 Route 12, was sentenced to two consecutive one-year terms in county jail, with credit given for time already served, along with $250 in court fees on three counts of second-degree criminal contempt, to which he pleaded guilty Feb. 1.

Acting County Judge Donald E. Todd also issued new, five-year orders of protection on behalf of the victims.

Mr. Loucks was accused of violating previous court orders in early September by calling Rachel Loucks and sending letters to his children.

Also Friday in Lewis County Court:

Michael T. Sage, 34, of 7107 Brantingham Road, Greig, pleaded guilty before County Judge Daniel R. King to driving while intoxicated, satisfying an aggravated DWI charge.

Sentencing was set for April 12.

He was charged July 28 on Brantingham Road in the town of Greig.

Billie J. Wilmot, 35, of 9624 Main St., had his case of first-degree criminal sex act, two counts apiece of third-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse, four counts of third-degree sexual abuse and five counts of third-degree criminal sex act adjourned to May 10, with a possible trial date set for June 10.

He was accused of having improper sexual relations with two girls under the age of 17, one from September 2010 to December 2011 and the other from February to April.

Judge Todd is presiding over the Wilmot case.

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