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January 16, 2013

Man who disagrees with law sentenced


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — • In state court action Tuesday, a Newfane woman will come back before Justice Richard C. Kloch, Sr. on Feb. 26 for sentencing in a burglary case.

Sasha N. Botting, 24, of Hatter Road, turned down the court’s drug treatment program prior to Tuesday’s appearance.

Kloch called Botting’s pre-sentence report “alarming,” noting she was sliding downhill with her drug issues. Botting also failed a drug test in court Tuesday.

So, Kloch said, an in-patient program would be what Botting needed. He gave Botting interim probation and will send her to the Clearview treatment program at Mount St. Mary’s in Lewiston this week.

“You’re worth fighting for,” the judge said.

Botting pleaded guilty in November in State Supreme Court to burglarizing her next-door neighbor’s home Aug. 2 and making off with about $700 worth of jewelry and cash. The charge was third-degree burglary, a class D felony.

Travis J. Watts, 28, who was a co-defendant in the burglary, was placed in the judicial diversion drug treatment program last month.

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