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Prison Sentences Imposed On Child Abusers

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OSWEGO, NY – On Monday (December 7), Andrew L. Gaurin, 26, of West Monroe, was sentenced by the Hon. James McCarthy, Oswego County Supreme Court, to 10 years in state prison and 20 years post-release supervision based upon his conviction for Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a Class B Felony.

At a prior appearance, Gaurin admitted that he had engaged in oral sexual conduct with a 6-year-old female child in the town of Parish on August 14, 2015.

On that same day, Judge McCarthy sentenced Joseph M. Trumble, 37, of Richland, to eight years in state prison and 20 years post-release supervision based upon his conviction for Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree, a Class B Felony.

On September 15, Trumble pleaded guilty to the top count of the Indictment and admitted that he engaged in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a female child who was less than 13 years old.

The offenses took place at various locations in Oswego County between the summer of 2003 and May of 2011.

Also on December 7, Douglas J. Loomis, 37, of Fulton, was sentenced to seven years in state prison and 10 years post-release supervision by Judge McCarthy.

Loomis had previously appeared in court and pleaded guilty to two counts of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the Second Degree, a Class D Felony.

At the time of his plea, Loomis admitted that he had engaged in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a female child who was less than 13 years old.

Those acts took place in the village of Central Square between the years 2010 and 2013.

As part of his plea, Loomis also admitted to engaging in at least two acts of sexual conduct with a male child who was less than 13 years old during the period between August 1, 1996, and April 30, 1997.

Those acts occurred in the town of Palermo.

Oswego County District Attorney Gregory Oakes credited the successful outcome in each of these cases to the cooperative efforts of the Oswego County Multi-Disciplinary Team, which consists of prosecutors, police investigators, DSS caseworkers, probation officers, mental health counselors, victim advocates, and a nurse practitioner.

The MDT has monthly meetings at the Oswego County Child Advocacy Center, where cases are reviewed and discussed to obtain optimal outcomes.

While recognizing the combined effort of the MDT, District Attorney Oakes extended special praise to Investigator Carmen Rojek from the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office, who investigated each of these three cases.

“Carmen is an exceptional investigator who has dedicated himself to protecting children and these convictions would not have been possible without his extraordinary efforts,” said Oakes.

The DA also commended Judge McCarthy for imposing sentences that held the defendants accountable but also provided an incentive for them to plead, thereby saving the victims from having to testify.

“The court recognized that these cases involve real victims. In each case, Judge McCarthy made sure that the victims supported the proposed resolution, and I know that the victims appreciated his concern,” said Oakes.