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District Attorney: Former officer admits to rape, resigns

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SARATOGA COUNTY, N.Y. – A former Johnstown Police Officer pleaded guilty in Fulton County Court to one count of rape Tuesday.

Adam Schwabrow, of Johnstown, admitted that he had sexual intercourse with someone less than 17 years of age, according to the Saratoga County District Attorney.

The crime occurred in May 2011 in the City of Johnstown. He was not on duty at the time of the commission of the crime, and officials say at no time was force alleged in this case.  

A nine year veteran and K-9 officer for the department, he was suspended from the department after the arrest with pay pending an internal investigation. That pay was later suspended after another court appearance.

Schwabrow resigned his position with the Johnstown Police Department effective Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. as part of the plea agreement entered into the with Saratoga County DA's Office. He was previously ordered to surrender any firearms at the time of arrest which occurred on September 19, 2013, including his duty revolver and other personal firearms.  

In addition, at the time of sentencing, Schwabrow is expected to receive one year in the Fulton County Jail together with appropriate fines and surcharges. 

Sentencing has been scheduled for May 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. 

"The victim was fully cooperative in the prosecution and is relieved this part of her life is over.  She is satisfied that he plead guilty to a felony and has resigned as a police officer," said Assistant DA Jennifer Buckley, who prosecuted the case.

"As an adult he should know better than to have sex with a minor and that is exactly why the statute is written, to protect young girls.  Someone who commits a felony and exercises such horrific judge should never be a police officer and that is why we insisted on a resignation as part of the felony conviction and jail time," said Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy III.

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