Geneva Amber Alert Teen Gets Probation

The Geneva teenager that triggered a state-wide Amber Alert last month was sentenced to probation behind closed doors on Thursday morning. 17-year old Patricia Lynn Visco received the sentence from Geneva City Judge Timothy Buckley. Judge Buckley adjourned the court session, so Visco, her attorney, parents, and the prosecutor could all leave the courtroom and meet with the judge in his chambers. After about 15-minutes, the family and their lawyer left the courtroom, and Judge Buckley continued with other cases. Canandaigua attorney John Loge who represented Visco said outside the courtroom that the sentencing was done behind closed doors because of Visco’s age. He added he could not comment further. Visco’s mother Karen told reporters only that her daughter is “on probation”. Visco was reported missing by her parents shortly after 6 p.m. Dec. 1. An Amber Alert was issued and the ensuing search involved various police agencies, including the U.S. Border Patrol and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. She was 16-years old at the time.Police found Visco in the early morning hours of Dec. 2 at the Knight’s Inn on Electronics Parkway in the town of Salina, near Syracuse, with 22- year old Connor Izard, of 7426 Henry Clay Blvd., a man she met on the Internet.


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