STOCKTON - The legal case surrounding Fredonia Village Trustee Joseph Cerrie has officially wrapped up.
Stockton Town Justice Mark Cunningham, the presiding judge in the case, confirmed to the OBSERVER recently that a continuation proceeding took place last month. Cerrie was sentenced to pay a surcharge of $120 and complete a set amount of community service in exchange for a reduction in his charge, thus making it second-degree harassment.
This follows about half a year after the previous hearing in the case, where a plea deal was hashed out among the court, prosecuting attorney and defense attorney. Cunningham added Cerrie successfully completed six months of interim probation required of him, thus allowing the recent reduction in the charge to take place.
Cerrie initially faced a misdemeanor charge of forcible touching after Fredonia Police alleged he touched a 28-year-old woman's breasts during his shift at a local bar last year. The woman's name is not being released.