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Domestic abuser found guilty in Cayuga County Court; faces up to 18 years in prison

Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann announced on Thursday the conviction of Justin Tillman, who was convicted after a trial that lasted more than five days.

He was convicted of two counts of second-degree assault, a violent felony, for injuring two Auburn Police Officers during his arrest; first-degree criminal contempt, a felony; fourth-degree tampering with a witness, third-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child, nine counts of second-degree criminal contempt, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, and criminal obstruction of breathing.

Tillmon is scheduled for sentencing on May 7th. He faces up to 18 years followed by 5 years of post-release supervision.

Budelmann said, “Prior to trial all the defendant was willing to accept was two misdemeanors. I am pleased that jurors agreed he deserved much more and found him guilty of twenty crimes between the two indictments, including three felonies. He now faces up to 18 years in prison. By convicting the defendant of both counts of the violent felony Assault Second he has been held accountable for injuring two police officers.”

He says his office will pursue maximum sentence with restitution to the victims.