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Geneva man who assaulted, strangled woman before holding her at gunpoint sentenced to 18 years

A Geneva man who assaulted a woman and held a gun to her head will spend nearly two decades in prison.

Marco Almonte, 45, was sentenced this week in Ontario County Court to 18 years in prison on felony charges of kidnapping, strangulation, and criminal contempt.

He was also sentenced for a misdemeanor assault charge.

His conviction took place in April 2022 after a trial.

Almonte was accused on December 25, 2019 when the victim went to city police with injuries. She claimed Almonte strangled and assaulted her in her home.

Prosecutors say there was a violent history of behavior by Almonte. Despite an order of protection, he sent a series of threatening text messages to her.

The investigation continued, involving prosecutors and law enforcement for weeks after the initial report in December 2019.