Court adjourns sexual abuse case

A 27-year-old man is accused of sexually abusing an underage child in Rome.

Tyirell Lewis, 27, of 1009 Wood St., was released on his own recognizance by City Court Judge Daniel C. Wilson Friday on one count each of second-degree sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. His case was adjourned to Aug. 10.

The facts of the case were confidentially sealed. Authorities said Lewis had inappropriate sexual contact with a child under the age of 14 on July 26 in Rome. He was taken into custody on July 31.

Also in City Court:

¿ Jose A. Santiago, 23, of 119 E. Bloomfield St., was sentenced to 12 days in jail and was ordered to pay $250 in court fees on a charge of second-degree menacing. A charge of second-degree harassment was dismissed.

Police said at 4 p.m. July 25, Santiago threatened his 22-year-old girlfriend with a knife during a dispute at her Park Drive Manor II residence. Police said Santiago also threatened to kill the woman with a razor blade during the ongoing argument, and struck and punched her in the face and arms.

In a statement to police, the victim said Santiago was angry because she could no longer pick him up from work.

¿ Rachael B. Carey, 21, of 338 Park Drive Manor II, was sentenced to one year probation and was ordered to pay a $200 surcharge on one count of attempting to make a false written statement.

Police said at 11:30 April 25, Carey was hospitalized with a wrist injury after she tripped and fell inside her former residence on Black River Boulevard. However, police said Carey lied to investigators and told them that her boyfriend had struck her in the wrist with a cigarette machine.

In a statement to police, Carey said a family member told her to lie and get her boyfriend in trouble, or that family member was going to take Carey’s child away.

¿ Philip A. Beratta, 48, of 80 New Hartford St., New York Mills, was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $354.64 in restitution on a charge of petty larceny.

Police said at 4 a.m. March 31, Beratta stole a $238 block of cheese and 25 cases of bottled water, worth $99.75, from Price Chopper on Black River Boulevard.

¿ Joshua A. Adle, 21, of 703 N. Jay St., was ordered to pay a $100 fine and $120 surcharge on one count of unlawful possession of marijuana.

Police said at 1:11 a.m. Aug. 3, Adle was found with a baggy of marijuana in the 200 block of E. Dominick St.

¿ Zachary D. Welch, 23, of 513 E. Bloomfield St., was ordered to pay a $200 fine on a charge of disorderly conduct, reduced from third-degree mischief.

Police said at 11 p.m. May 27, Welch slammed his fists into the hood of his ex-girlfriend’s 2012 Jeep Liberty while it was parked in his driveway. In a statement to police, the victim said it cost roughly $700 to repair the dents.