FORT EDWARD — The Kingsbury man who pleaded guilty last month to two sex-related charges related to conduct with teenage boys was sent to Washington County Jail on Friday at his own request.
Robert N. Middleton opted to start serving his six-month jail term on Friday instead of waiting for his sentencing April 27. So Middleton asked Washington County Judge Kelly McKeighan to revoke his bail so that he would begin the jail stint now.
Middleton, 63, is still scheduled for sentencing as scheduled later this month, but will get credit for the days he serves before he is sentenced. He will have to serve 4 months in jail if he behaves in jail.
He pleaded guilty March 30 to a felony count of attempted promoting prostitution and misdemeanor attempted use of a child in a sexual performance, satisfying the charges against him related to allegations made by five boys younger than 17.
Middleton was accused of sexually abusing one teen and paying boys younger than 17 to have sex while he watched.
He is expected to spend 3 years on probation after his release from jail, and will have to register as a sex offender. He has a sex offense conviction in California, but was not required to register in New York until now.