Sentence handed down in ‘unusual’ indecent assault case

An unusual criminal case has resulted in a time-served sentence handed down on an indecent assault charge.

Breydan C. Olander, 20 , Corry, was before Judge Gregory Hammond on Friday.

Hammond explained the procedural complexities at play here, noting that Olander was 16 when the alleged conduct occurred – and under 21 when he was convicted.

The victim was 8-years-old at the time of the offense.

Olander was initially, according to online court records, sentenced to 24 to 48 months incarceration and behind bars when court officials realized the age issue.

Hammond said that, as a result, the law does not permit sexual offender requirements or sexually violent predator assessments.

Olander’s attorney, Elizabeth Feronti, highlighted the “unusual” and “weird” circumstances in this case and asked for fees paid at the original docket to be transferred to this sentence.

Hammond then sentenced Olander to one year two days to two years less one day incarceration but with credit for 369 days time served, making him eligible for immediate parole.

Other conditions of the sentence included $625 in fines and fees, five years probation, submission of a DNA sample, 50 hours of community service and a sexual offender assessment and compliance with recommendations.

Hammond also ordered that Olander have no contact or communication with the victim as well as no unsupervised contact with children under the age of 18.


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