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Hogansburg Woman Sentenced to Jail as Part of Prostitution Ruse

 


A Hogansburg woman who stabbed a Massena man last year in what has been called “a prostitution ruse” was recently sentenced to jail and probation in St. Lawrence County Court.

Shahniice L. King, 25, of 1024 Route 37, Hogansburg, will spend 180 days in jail and five years of probation for her Dec. 20 guilty plea to felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor third-degree falsely reporting an incident as part of a plea deal with the district attorney’s office, according to a recent report in the Daily Courier-Observer.

On July 27 in St. Lawrence County, King injured Jeffrey M. Rush with a knife and falsely told investigators that he raped her. King was originally charged with felony second-degree assault and the misdemeanors counts of prostitution, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree falsely reporting an incident and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. She also was cited with unlawful possession of marijuana, according to the newspaper.

Troopers say at 2:50 a.m. on July 27 at a residence on Route 420 in Massena, King fled the scene of a reported stabbing of a 56-year-old Massena man. He had cuts on his right shoulder and was treated at Massena Memorial Hospital, the Courier-Observer said.

Troopers said King reported that she was raped, which their investigation revealed was untrue, and she actually had sex with the man for money, the DCO reported.

King was also ordered to pay $675 in court fees, fines and surcharges, along with $3,000 in restitution. A stay-away order of protection was also issued in Rush’s favor, the Courier-Observer reported.

 

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