Sentence limited to 3-year maximum

Robert Champlin, 61, the former owner of the once popular Lloyd's Limited Pub in Penn Yan, who was charged with multiple felony sex offenses last December, has accepted a plea bargain in exchange for a reduced sentence. 

In a special session of Yates County Criminal Court Wednesday morning, Champlin admitted to sexually abusing two females at the pub during an after-hours party last Christmas Eve. Both women were unconscious at the time and incapable of giving consent.

Champlin pled guilty to two counts of 1st degree sex abuse (class D felony) with a sentence cap of 3 years in prison. He will then serve 10 years on state parole, and be registered as a sex offender. Orders of protection were issued for both women.

This plea bargain is in full satisfaction of the 11-count indictment returned by the grand jury earlier this year. Champlin faced 25 years in prison if the case had proceeded to trial that was scheduled in January. His release on $50,000 bail or $100,000 bond was continued until sentencing March 5.

Read the full story in the Dec. 12 edition of The Chronicle-Express.