Former Johnstown Police Officer Adam Schwabrow sentenced to 1 year in jail after prior plea to Rape 3rd after resigning.

Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy III was appointed as a special prosecutor for Fulton County District Attorney Louise Sira due to a conflict, and announced today that former Johnstown Police Officer Adam Schwabrow (DOB 6-13-81) of 301 South Perry St., Johnstown, NY, was sentenced today before Acting Fulton County Court Judge Hon. S. Peter Feldstein to 1 year in jail after previously pleading guilty in Fulton County Court to one count of Rape 3rd in violation of section 130.25(2) of the Penal Law as a class E Felony in that he admitted that as someone 21 years or older (he was 30 at the time) he had sexual intercourse with someone less than 17 years of age. The crime occurred in May of 2011 in the City of Johnstown.

Schwabrow was not on duty at the time of the commission of the crime and at no time was force alleged in this case.

Officer Schwabrow resigned his position with the Johnstown Police Department effective March 4, 2014 at 1:00 PM as part of the plea agreement entered into the with Saratoga County DA’s Office.

Schwabrow 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.

The DA’s Office was not provided a list of the firearms, but they were surrendered to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department.

Assistant DA Jennifer Buckley who prosecuted the case said that “The victim was 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. ”

DA Murphy said “Making sure Mr. Schwabrow will never be a police officer again and ensuring he went to jail for a felony were important to us and the victim. We delivered on those promises today in Court. Judge Feldstein clearly recognized that children need to be protected and that is why we have laws in place to protect minors. He, as a police officer, knew how old she was and what the law is. He is held to a higher standard.”