Ithaca, N.Y. — A Tompkins County man accused of assaulting a child last fall pleaded guilty to separate drug charges in Tompkins County Court on Friday.


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Christopher Brown, 35, of Trumansburg Road in Ulysses, was charged with second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child for the first incident. The child was younger than 9 years old.

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Then, in December 2014, Brown was again arrested — this time on felony drug charges involving oxycodone, heroin and crack cocaine, according to a statement released by the Ithaca Police Department.

On Friday in Tompkins County Court, Brown admitted his guilt on the drug charges and agreed to enter into a plea agreement that covered several of the drug charges he faced. Brown pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to court records.

In terms of the other incident involving the child, Brown has pleaded guilty to the felony of attempted assault in the second degree.

Under the agreement on both charges, Brown faces a maximum of five years in prison and five years of post-release supervision, according to his attorney Steven Getman.

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Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.