Prison time for sex act with boy, 15

A Rome man will spend the next three to nine years in state prison after recording an underage boy in a sexual performance.

Carl Younes, 43, of 119 Bridge St., was sentenced by County Court Judge Michael L. Dwyer Nov. 5 to three to nine years in prison, followed by 10 years of post-release supervision, and was ordered to pay $1,425 in court fees on charges of third-degree criminal sexual act and use of a child in a sexual performance.

The indictment said on June 9, Younes contacted the 15-year-old boy via cell phone and discussed meeting in Rome for sexual activity. The indictment said on June 10 and 11, Younes had repeated inappropriate sexual contact with the 15-year-old boy in both Rome and Camden.

Also in County Court:

¿ Shawn Stephenson, 22, of 424 Liberty Gardens, pleaded guilty before Judge Barry M. Donalty Nov. 9 to fourth-degree grand larceny. His case was adjourned for sentencing to Jan. 10.

Police said on April 30, Stephenson stole four wedding bands from Engelbert’s jewelers by paying for them with bad paper. Police said Stephenson wrote one check for $2,147.82 and another check for $1,598.63, both on a closed bank account.

Police said Stephenson was also in Engelbert’s two days prior, when he wrote bad paper for $462.19 for other purchases.

¿ Christopher J. Socci, 24, formerly of 959 Floyd Ave., pleaded guilty before Judge Donalty Nov. 9 to seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance and second-degree use of drug paraphernalia. His case was adjourned for sentencing to Jan. 11. The indictment said Socci was selling cocaine in Verona on March 2.

¿ Marnee Card, 32, of 4334 Skyline Drive, Vernon, was sentenced by Judge Donalty Nov. 2 to four months house arrest, five years probation, ordered to pay $35,982 in restitution and $375 in court fees on a charge of third-degree grand larceny.

According to court documents, Card stole more than $3,000 cash from the Holiday Inn on Burrstone Road in Utica between May 2008 and January 2010.