A Lyndonville man has been accused of felony unlawful restraint by not allowing a nine-year-old girl and her mother to leave a house on Matthewson Hill Road and making them sleep on the kitchen floor. Brent A. Sarazin, 37, who was released from jail last year, pleaded not guilty on Friday in Caledonia Superior Court to the charge as well as violating conditions of release and aggravated operation of a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent. The judge was asked to hold Sarazin without bail based on his prior criminal record including nine felony convictions, 11 violations of probation and five failures to appear. The judge decided to set bail at $5,000 along with several conditions of release including a 24-hour curfew at a court-appointed residence. Police took Sarazin into custody and freed the alleged victims. The house in question was not Sarazin’s residence. Sarazin was under court-ordered conditions of release directing him to live under a 24-hour curfew in Lyndonville. Sarazin faces a possible sentence of over ten years in prison and $28,000 in fines on the charges. But the state is also charging Sarazin as a habitual offender which could lead to a sentence of up to life in prison.
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