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December 6, 2012

Court ruling: Tupper Lake man not fit to stand trial



Champagne said that doctor filed paperwork with the court to amend his report with his new finding, and once that is accepted, County Court Judge Robert G. Main Jr. can hand down a temporary order of observation that would send Duprey for further psychiatric evaluation and treatment for 90 days.

The mental-health staff treating him would make a report at the end of the time period with a recommendation on his ability to proceed to trial or continue treatment for another six months, the DA said.

Once that time is up, another evaluation would be provided to the court, at which time the judge could commit him to treatment for a year. After that, the case would be reviewed and reported to the court every two years, Champagne said.

Duprey had been sent to Sunmount from Clinton County, where he had been accused of another instance of unwanted sexual contact.  

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