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Teen sentenced in domestic violence and drug case


Knox

KINGSTON – A Kingston teen will spend up to 12 years in state prison on his convictions on stalking, sexual misconduct and drug sales.

An Ulster County Court judge on Friday sentenced William Knox III, 18, to eight years in prison on the drug charge and four years on the stalking case.  He is now registered as a sex offender as a result of his conviction to sexual misconduct.

Knox’s drug conviction stems from the Operation Clean Sweep initiative conducted by police in Kingston earlier this year.

The stalking conviction stemmed from domestic violence against a woman where he punched and kicked her in the stomach and legs, strangled her, poured hair spray on her, and threatened to burn her.

During one episode as he berated the woman, he urinated on her and in another instance, he threw ashes of their dead child on her.  Through the course of the ordeal, the woman was too afraid to cooperate with police and repeatedly refused to testify against him.

District Attorney Holley Carnright said the prosecution was made possible by an extensive joint investigation by the Ulster County Family Violence Unit, Kinston Police and the DA’s office.

 


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