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judge James P. McClusky is the judge who handed down a controversial ruling for admitted rapist Shane Piche last Thursday. Piche is a former school bus driver who pled guilty in February to raping a 14-year-old girl last June; he met the girl on the job, he confirmed, then later raped her at his house.

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Shane M. Piche,

Shane M. Piche, 26, who used to work as a bus driver for the Watertown City School District, pleaded guilty to third-degree rape in February.

Last week, Judge James P. McClusky sentenced Piche to 10 years probation and ordered him to register as a Level 1 sex offender.

McClusky said he gave Piche the sentence because he had no prior arrests and there was only one victim involved, according to the Watertown Daily Times.


In a victim’s impact statement submitted by the victim’s mother, the mother wrote in part, “I wish Shane Piche would have received time in jail for the harm he caused to my child. He took something from my daughter she will never get back and has caused her to struggle with depression and anxiety.”

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McClusky is married to a woman named Joanne, according to Oswego County TodayHe also has five children and lives in Watertown.

Prosecutors had hoped Piche would receive a Level 2 designation, but Judge James P. McClusky said the lesser level was more appropriate since there was only one victim and Piche had no prior arrests.

“He’ll be a felon for the rest of his life. He’s on the sex offender registry for a long time, maybe not the rest of his life because of the level. But this isn’t something that didn’t cause him pain and this isn’t something that didn’t have consequences,” Piche’s defense attorney Eric Swartz told WWNY-TV.

Piche is no longer allowed to be alone with anyone younger than 17. Three orders of protection were issued at Thursday’s sentencing.

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10 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Shane M. Piche, 26, pleaded guilty to raping the 14-year-old girl in February 
  • He used to work as a bus driver for the Watertown City School District 
  • But last week, a New York judge gave him probation, sparing him time in jail 
  • He was sentenced to 10 years probation and to register as Level 1 sex offender  
  • McClusky Was Elected to the Supreme Court 5th Judicial District in Jefferson County, NY, in 2011
  • Prior to Becoming a Judge, McClusky WMcClusky Has Handed Down a Number of Significant Rulings

    as a Practicing Attorney For Over Two Decades

  • Piche Received No Jail Time, 10 Years Probation, & a Level 1 Sex Offender Status
  • People on Twitter Are Encouraging Others to ‘Take Action,’ & Are Sharing McClusky’s Information on Twitter

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