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Champlain man gets nine months for threatening children

— A Champlain man threatened to kill children.

He claimed it would be his way of offering a lesson in accountability.

Ultimately, Andre Levesque, 42, was sentenced to nine months in Clinton County Jail for making a terrorist threat.

Levesque was in Clinton County jail earlier this year on a previous charge when he alleged he was assaulted.

In March and April, he wrote letters to Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie and New York State Assemblywoman Janet Duprey. He wanted them to investigate.

He also threatened to kill children.

Levesque said he was upset with what “has happened” in New York, and as a result he was “seriously considering killing lots of children to teach you all a lesson about accountability.”

He said they might be able to help him resolve the issue peacefully, but “maybe you are part of the problem.”

In Clinton County Court, Levesque pleaded guilty to a felony charge of making a terrorist threat.

He agreed to wave appeals.

An order of protection was issued for Duprey and Wylie.

Franklin County District Attorney Derek Champagne was brought in as special prosecutor for the case.

Levesque has been in Clinton County Jail since his arrest in March.

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