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Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Robert Meseck, age 48, was sentenced by Honorable Andrew G. Ceresia in Rensselaer County Court to a total of three and a half (3 ½) to seven (7) years in state prison for his guilty plea to one (1) count of Unlawful Imprisonment in the First Degree, a class E felony and one (1) count of Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, a class E felony.

Meseck pled guilty to one charge that stem from an August 3, 2014, incident where he was observed dragging the victim by her arm across the driveway and up the stairs, where he threw her into an apartment at 104 Sherwood Avenue in Rensselaer. The defendant was apprehended by a member of the East Greenbush Police who happened to witness the event. During the arrest, it was found that Meseck had also menaced the victim earlier in the day with a knife that he had on his person at the time of his arrest. The second charge that Meseck pled guilty to stemmed from a separate incident on May 16th, 2014, where he violated an order of protection by repeatedly calling and texting the victim with the intent to harass, annoy, threaten or alarm the victim.

Abelove said, “This defendant’s actions are reprehensible, and his sentence reflects the seriousness of his crimes. Thankfully, the victim was not injured even worse. My office will continue to aggressively prosecute those who commit domestic violence in Rensselaer County.”

Assistant District Attorney Alaina Finan prosecuted the case.