WATERLOO — Shortly after jury selection began in his trial Monday, a local man admitted molesting two young boys and will be sentenced to prison.

Ronald Spoor, 51, whose last known address was on Gassner Road, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual act (class B felony). He is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 17 to five years in prison.

Spoor faced charges of predatory sexual assault against a child and criminal sexual act for allegedly touching the boys’ private areas while they were sleeping at his house. The predatory sexual assault charge, a class A-2 felony, is punishable by up to life in prison.

In January, county Judge Dennis Bender ruled statements Spoor made to police in December 2012 could be used at his trial. He was arrested at that time by state police after a girl came forward with allegations that Spoor molested her and one of the boys.

At a suppression hearing in the case, state police Inv. George Grbic said Spoor admitted touching the boys but denied molesting the girl. Spoor’s attorney, Steve Getman, had argued that police coerced him into a confession after he repeatedly denied the allegations.

Assistant District Attorney Mark Sinkiewicz, who prosecuted the case, said Spoor also faces child pornography charges lodged by federal authorities. That case has not been resolved.

In other court action Monday:

• James Durham, 31, of Junius, was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of sexual performance by a child, a class E felony. He will have to register as a sex offender.

State police arrested Durham in November 2013 following a joint investigation with Waterloo police. Authorities said Durham had child pornography on his cell phone.

• Gordon Green, 30, address unavailable, was sentenced to one to three years in prison after pleading guilty to felony driving while intoxicated.

Green was arrested April 6 by state police on Routes 5&20 in Waterloo. At the time he had previous DWI convictions in 2006 and 2010.

• David White, 49, of Homer, Cortland County, pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny, a class D felony. He will be sentenced Oct. 14 to probation and restitution.

White was arrested in April by county sheriff’s office investigators after they looked into construction fraud in the Town of Waterloo. He was accused of taking about $5,000 for a job but not completing the work.

• Larry Moore, 35, a former inmate at Five Points Correctional Facility, was sentenced to two to four years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree attempted assault.

Moore admitted injuring a prison guard during an altercation at the Romulus facility.

• Rachael Beavers, 33, address unavailable, was sentenced to probation and a weekend in jail after pleading guilty to felony driving while intoxicated. She was also fined $1,000 and her license was revoked.

• Amy Goodman, 47, of Waterloo, was sentenced to six days in jail and probation after pleading guilty to a felony count of driving while ability impaired by drugs. She was also fined $1,000.

Goodman was arrested in May by Waterloo police for driving under the influence of prescription medication. She had a similar conviction in the last 10 years.

• Bobbi Rowland, 33, of Seneca Falls, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class D felony. She will be sentenced Nov. 3 to probation and possibly weekends in jail.

Rowland was arrested earlier this year by county sheriff’s office narcotics unit officers after she sold hydrocodone on two occasions.

• James Parker, 53, of Ovid, pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law. He will be sentenced Nov. 3 to probation and up to six months in jail, fined $1,000 and his license will be revoked.

Parker was arrested in June on East River Street in Waterloo by village police. A child under the age of 15 was in the vehicle.

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