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The Telegram
  • Mid-State CO charged with violating order of protection

  • A Mid-State corrections officer was accused last week of violating an order of protection by repeatedly contacting his former girlfriend, officials said.

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  • A Mid-State corrections officer was accused last week of violating an order of protection by repeatedly contacting his former girlfriend, officials said.
    David Roberts, 53, was due to appear in Trenton Town Court on Monday evening to answer charges of first-degree criminal contempt, a felony, and aggravated second-degree harassment, a misdemeanor, prosecutors said.
    Roberts was arrested by New York State Police last Thursday on allegations that he repeatedly called or texted his former girlfriend over a period of days while she was at her place of employment in Trenton, prosecutors said.
    The alleged contact violated a temporary six-month order of protection that was put in place on Feb. 11 while Roberts faced related charges in Webb Town Court. Roberts is due to return to court on those charges later this month.
    Attorney George Aney was expected to appear in Trenton Town Court on Roberts’ behalf.
    On Monday, Aney said Roberts’ alleged communications were harmless and none were threatening.
    Roberts has been on administrative leave since April 5, but no further details were available due to being a personnel matter, said officials with the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Roberts was first hired by the state in 2000 and began working at Mid-State in 2006.
    Roberts remains free on bail.
     
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