LITTLE VALLEY – A Little Valley man pleaded guilty and an Olean man pleaded not guilty in child sex cases before Cattaraugus County Judge Larry M. Himelein on Monday.
Eric A. Kuhaneck, 21, of Little Valley, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted sexual abuse in the first degree for an incident involving a 10-year-old child Aug. 15. He faces a possible prison term of up to eight years on his felony plea at his March 25 sentencing.
Timothy R. Retchless, 40, of Olean, pleaded not guilty to a 16-count indictment accusing him of raping an underage girl in Olean between November 2009 and December 2010. County District Attorney Lori Pettit Rieman said the grand jury charged Retchless with four counts of third-degree rape and 12 counts of second-degree disseminating indecent material to minors and endangering the welfare of a child.
• Maxwell B. Mohawk, 19, of Perrysburg, pleaded not guilty to an attempted murder indictment in connection with the shooting of a Steamburg man in Perrysburg on Oct. 28. Pettit Rieman said Mohawk also is accused of first-degree assault for allegedly shooting Charles F. White, 23, with a .45-caliber pistol in a yard on Whites Drive on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation.
• Summer Matthews, 30, of an unknown permanent address, was sentenced to 60 days in the Cattaraugus County Jail on her guilty plea to an attempted assault charge for fighting with a police officer in Yorkshire on May 30.
• Tammy M. Paddock, 53, of Olean, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated for her arrest in Olean on July 5, when she was found to have a blood-alcohol content of 0.21 percent, nearly three times the legal limit for DWI.
• Margaret M. Wolf, 51, of Delevan, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of driving while intoxicated for her arrest in Yorkshire on June 16, when she had a blood-alcohol content of 0.14 percent.
• Christina A. Kelley, 46, of Little Valley, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of fourth-degree welfare fraud for illegally collecting public assistance of more than $3,000 from June 2008 to October 2011.
Paddock, Wolf and Kelley all face sentencing March 25.