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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • Frysinger case progressing

  • The rape case against former Corning Hawks athlete Jordan Frysinger remains in its early stages, meaning a resolution is likely still months away.

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  • The rape case against former Corning Hawks athlete Jordan Frysinger remains in its early stages, meaning a resolution is likely still months away.
    Attorneys in the case have until April 8 to file motions, and a new court date for Frysinger has not been set, according to the Steuben County Court clerk’s office.
    Frysinger, 20, is charged with three counts of first-degree rape and a single count of first-degree criminal sexual act. The charges are both class B felonies, which are punishable by as many as 25 years in prison.
    Frysinger is accused of having sex with an unconscious girl during a postprom party at his family’s lake house. Authorities said the girl had passed out because of intoxication.
    The alleged rape occurred May 19, when approximately 20 people were drinking underage at the Frysinger’s residence on Keuka Lake, according to police. The party followed East High’s prom.
    New York State Police in Bath investigated the case, and prosecutors agreed to charge Frysinger with first-degree reckless endangerment, a felony. As part of the agreement,
    Frysinger agreed to serve six months in jail and five years of probation.
    Frysinger pleaded guilty in June and began serving his sentence immediately. Formal sentencing was set for later in the summer.
    As sentencing approached, Judge Peter Bradstreet indicated to Frysinger that he wasn’t comfortable with the sentencing agreement. Bradstreet gave Frysinger two options: Withdraw his plea or risk a longer jail sentence.
    Frysinger withdrew his plea, and a Steuben County grand jury then indicted Frysinger on the high-level felony charges.
    Three other people were charged ? and subsequently pleaded guilty ? in connection with the party.
    Cedric Hairston pleaded guilty to first-degree reckless endangerment and received probation. State police said he had sex with Frysinger’s alleged victim. Authorities said Frysinger encouraged Hairston to have sex with the unconscious girl.
    Also, Frysinger’s parents pleaded guilty to hosting the party. Charles and Sharon Frysinger received probation and community service.
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