Webster man accused of luring children with candy offered plea deal

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Daniel Delaus

A Webster man accused of attempting to lure children into his car with candy has been offered a plea deal.

Police say on two separate incidents, Daniel Delaus III stopped outside of homes in Penfield and offered candy to children who were playing outside. Both children instead ran inside.

Delaus was originally facing two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. The plea deal lowers that to one count, with three years shock probation, a mental health evaluation, and two five-year no contact orders with the victims.

Shock probation is a policy where the judge orders the offender to jail for a short period of time, then suspends the remaining sentence in favor of probation. The idea is the time spent in jail will be sufficient “shock” to deter further crimes.

Delaus will decide whether or not to accept the plea deal at his next court appearance on September 28.

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