FORT EDWARD — A farm worker who is in the U.S. illegally pleaded guilty Friday in Washington County Court for sexually assaulting a young girl in Salem last summer.
Ricardo Barajas-Suarez, 33, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual act, a felony, in connection with sexual assaults of a 14-year-old girl last July
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He agreed to a plea deal that includes a three-year state prison term to be followed by 10 years on parole. The guilty plea came just days before a jury trial was to start.
Washington County District Attorney Tony Jordan praised the girl’s courage in cooperating with police and prosecutors.
“Thankfully she was a brave young girl and with the work of the State
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