Gloversville man sentenced for felony sex crime

Richard Dence

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10)– A Gloversville man who pled guilty to a felony sex crime was sentenced to 15 years in state prison on Wednesday.

Richard A. Dence, 33, pled guilty in December to an incident involving a five-year-old child. Police say Dence took photographs of himself engaging in sexual acts with the victim.

The photos were discovered by the state’s Computer Crimes Unit along with investigators at the Mayfield police barracks.

In addition to his sentencing of 15 years in state prison with 15 years of post-release supervision, he will also be required to register as a sex offender.

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