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  • Missing Prattsburgh man found; jailed for violating his parole

  • A Prattsburgh man who triggered a large search by authorities on Friday after being reported missing by his parents was located over the weekend, and is now in Steuben County Jail for violating his parole.
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  • A Prattsburgh man who triggered a large search by authorities on Friday after being reported missing by his parents was located over the weekend, and is now in Steuben County Jail for violating his parole.
    Todd A. Casciani, 45, was found walking along State Route 53 in the Naples area by state police on Saturday, said Undersheriff Jim Allard of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, the lead agency on the case.
    “The only thing he stated to the troopers was that he was out walking around,” Allard said.
    Authorities say Casciani left his home on Cook School Road in the Town of Prattsburgh on July 21 to go for a walk, and didn’t return. His parents reported him missing last Thursday, and a limited search of the area around his house was conducted Thursday afternoon.
    A more extensive search involving the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, Prattsburgh Volunteer Fire Department, New York State Police, New York State Forest Rangers, and Tompkins County Search and Rescue Team was conducted Friday. The search involved off-road vehicles, a state police helicopter, and canine units.
    Despite all the manpower and resources used in the search, Allard said he was just glad Casciani was located.
    “Anytime you have a missing person case, we’re always hoping to find a person who’s healthy and alive at the end of it, and we’re lucky this time that we did,” he said. “Sometimes when this occurs, that’s not the case.”
    Casciani was paroled from state prison about six months ago after serving time for criminal possession of a forged instrument and attempted grand larceny.
    He missed a scheduled meeting with his parole officer on July 22, and will be held in the Steuben County Jail on a parole violation until a parole hearing, Allard said. A hearing judge will determine Casciani’s penalty for violating parole, Allard added.
    Casciani is also a Level 3 sex offender stemming from a 1999 conviction for sexually abusing a young girl.

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