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Cortland Man Charged With Rape Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charges

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A Cortland man who was accused of raping a 39-year-old woman back in September took a plea deal in Cortland County Court Tuesday.

William Miles

William Miles

33-year-old William Miles plead guilty to a felony count of criminal contempt and a misdemeanor charge of criminal contempt as part of a plea bargain.

Miles was originally charged with rape, burglary, aggravated family offense and contempt.

Cortland Police said that Miles entered the woman’s East Main Street home back on September 25th and forced her to have sexual contact with him. The woman, who knew Miles, had an order of protection against him.

In exchange for the plea, Miles will be sentenced to 1 1/2 to 3 years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced April 12th.

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