Penn Yan Bar Owner Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse:
The owner of Lloyd’s Limited, a bar in Penn Yan, has plead to guilty to charges of sex abuse. Bob Champlin was arrested after a video was posted on social media last year where he appeared to sexually assault an unconscious woman. He is also accused of assaulting a second woman. He pled guilty Wednesday to 2 counts of sex abuse and he now faces up to three years in prison and ten years post-release supervision. Champlin will also be forced to register as a sex offender and undergo HIV testing. The victims have been issued orders of protection. Champlin will be sentenced on March 5th.
Steuben Co. Jail Inmate Charged with Selling Meth:
An inmate at the Steuben County Jail has been charged by Hornell police with selling meth. 33-year-old John Davis was arrested at the jail on a superior court warrant and was then sent back to the jail without bail pending his arraignment.
Police Investigating Predator Targeting Yates Co. Students:
Parents in the Penn Yan school district were warned via robocall Wednesday of an online
predator that is targeting students in Yates County. Superintendent Howard Dennis says the individual has been sending inappropriate messages to students. The Penn Yan Police and State Police are investigating.
Filing a False Instrument Arrest:
An Elmira man has been arrested for allegedly offering a false instrument for filing with the Corning Town Court. 50-year-old Gregg Hicks was charged and released on an appearance ticket.
Green Party Official Pushes for Cooperative Business in Corning:
An official with the Green Party is pushing for the first ever cooperative business in the City of Corning. Darin Robbins, the Treasurer of the Steuben County Green Party, held a discussion about the idea where he said he believes “this is a great opportunity to provide a model, to show it actually does work.” A cooperative business is a private business that is owned and controlled by the people who use its products, supplies, or services. The proposed idea would be for a maker’s space and repair cafe, with accessible 3-D printing, a small-scale plastic recycling program, and assistance with repairs of small appliances and electronics.