Micheleine Ridley and Richard Tellurida have entered guilty pleas in connection with a child sex exploitation ring in Yates County.
Ridley admitted to predatory sexual assault against a child and faces a potential sentence of 20 years to life in prison, with sentencing set for next month.
Tellurida, who pleaded guilty to a criminal sexual act, could receive up to 4 years when sentenced later this month.
The investigation revealed that the ring, orchestrated by 49-year-old Andrew Daugherty of Dundee, exploited a young girl for seven years. In June, Daugherty was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.
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