QUEENSBURY — A Glens Falls man who was arrested in June for allegedly sexually abusing a young child rejected a plea deal offer Wednesday in court.
Jon J. Ricketts, 34, faces a felony count of first-degree sexual abuse and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly having sexual contact with a child he knows who was younger than the age of 11.
Ricketts has pleaded not guilty, but was in Warren County Court on Wednesday to accept or decline a plea deal offer that would send him to state prison for 2 years with 10 years of parole to follow.
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He advised Warren County Judge John Hall that he did not want to accept the offer, which prompted Hall to warn him that a Warren County grand jury will review the case and potentially file additional charges.
Ricketts faces up to 7 years in state prison in the case.