Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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Recorded conversation at center of Trenton Supervisor's hearing
By JOLEEN FERRIS


UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Trenton Town Supervisor Mark Scheidelman is charged with one count of sex abuse for allegedly inappropriately touching a 7 year old boy last year.

On Tuesday, lawyers argued the admissability of a recorded conversation that happened in Scheidelman's home in the middle of the night back in November.

Investigators surprised a sleeping Scheidelman in the middle of the night and he and a State Police investigator from the child advocacy center had a conversation. The officer recorded part of that conversation without Scheidelman knowing it.

At issue in Oneida County Court in Utica on Tuesday was whether or not that recording should be admissable at trial.

Scheidelman has already declined a plea offer and is going to trial.

On Tuesday, the investigator shared information from the stand that was unknown up to now.

Under questioning by Scheidelman's attorney, the investigator said he did not read Scheidelman his Miranda Rights before questioning him, but he said he didn't have to because while they were talking, Scheidelman was not in custody and free to go or ask the investigator to leave his home.

The judge reserved decision in the matter.