Scheidelman case adjourned until Wednesday

By GARY LIBERATORE

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Trenton Town Supervisor Mark Scheidelman was scheduled to appear in Oneida Court on Monday morning, but did not.

Despite that, a judge granted him two more days to determine whether to accept or reject a plea offer after being accused of inappropriately touching a seven year old boy.

Depending on what he pled to, it might mean Scheidelman would no longer be allowed to be the Trenton Town Supervisor.

Scheidelman's attorney, George Aney, asked Oneida County Court Judge Michael Dwyer on Monday for two more days to talk over the prosecution's plea offer with him. That offer was extended the last time Scheidelman appeared in court two weeks ago.

He is currently out on $25,000 bail.

A grand jury indicted Scheidelman in early March on one count of first-degree sexual abuse.

"There have been numerous discussions as to some possible disposition, short of a trial, no decision has been made yet," Aney said. "However, the court was kind enough to give us an adjournment until Wednesday morning, so the matter could be further discussed and hopefully, finally resolved."

Aney says the boy was fully clothed when the alleged incident happened last November in Scheidelman's Trenton home.

He says there were several other people in the room at the time and if there was any kind of physical contact between Scheidelman and the boy, it was accidental.

The terms of the plea offer were not disclosed.

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