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WATERTOWN — Six people face sentences of probation supervision after entering guilty pleas Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to various charges.

Matthew B. Anderson, 33, Alexandria Bay, pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct. He had faced a third-degree rape charge levied Nov. 10 by sheriff’s deputies. Further information was not available. He is expected to be sentenced later to an unspecified amount of time served at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building and six years’ probation.

Jordan King, 18, address not available, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted assault. He was accused of striking Tyler Collins in the neck with a closed fist Nov. 7 in Watertown. He is expected to be sentenced June 30 to five years’ probation.

Matisha L. Wineglass, 33, Watertown, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree grand larceny. She had been charged with stealing more than $2,000 from another person’s bank account Jan. 14 in Antwerp. She is expected to be sentenced June 27 to five years’ probation and be ordered to pay up to $8,900 in restitution.

Tyler J. Johnson, 17, Watertown, pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary. He was charged with entering a LeRay Street residence with the intent to commit a crime on Nov. 27. He is expected to be sentenced June 27 to time served at the PSB and five years’ probation.

Brandon T. Rush, 30, Watertown, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted assault. He had been accused of punching Officer Matthew J. Dawley in the face as the city patrolman was fingerprinting him on Dec. 23 at the PSB. He is expected to be sentenced June 17 to time served at the PSB and five years’ probation.

Julianne M. Vandusen, 35, Adams, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree attempted grand larceny. She had been accused in May of receiving $3,200 in food stamp benefits from the Department of Social Services between March and October 2012 while filling out paperwork that failed to show she was receiving workers’ compensation benefits and child support payments. She is expected to be sentenced June 30 to three years’ probation and be ordered to pay restitution.

In other court activity, Andrew A. Nelson, 19, Theresa, was sentenced to five years’ probation and ordered to pay his share of restitution, $147, after pleading guilty Feb. 19 to second-degree attempted burglary.

He admitted that on Nov. 26 he abetted others in breaking into the home of Bernard J. Tufo on County Route 65 in the town of Watertown.

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