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Ithaca man convicted of sex abuse was former police investigator

A retired state police investigator who lived in Ithaca was convicted Wednesday on sex abuse charges.

According to prosecutors, Randolph B. Stark, 61, of 1539 Taughannock Blvd., forced a woman into performing sexual conduct without her consent. The incident happened in the Town of Ulysses on May 31, 2013.

Judge John Rowley pronounced the guilty verdict in Tompkins County Court Wednesday. A jury was not present.

He could serve between two to seven years behind bars. Alternatively, the court may impose a sentence of one-year local incarceration, or a combined sentence of local incarceration and ten years probation, or ten years of probation without incarceration, Tompkins County District Attorney Gwen Wilkinson said in a press release Wednesday.

Regardless, Stark will be required to register as a sex offender.

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