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'FULL-TIME' THIEF SENTENCED, IS BANNED FROM CAMPUSES

A Buffalo man with a history of harassing college women was jailed today for six months and banned from local campuses for the next five years.

State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang told Christopher Dyson he was "bad luck" for women at area colleges, especially at the University at Buffalo, where he has harassed them over the past two years.

She also denounced him as a "full-time" purse thief.

Justice Wolfgang rejected Dyson's claim that his problems of "frustration and loneliness" stemmed from growing up in foster homes after his parents abandoned him.

When he gets out of jail he is to "stay off" all area college campuses while on probation through December 1995, the judge told him.

She told Dyson, currently taking courses at Buffalo State College, that his academic records show "you don't belong in college."

Justice Wolfgang said Dyson, of 83 Dorris St., was lucky that virtually all of his victims declined to file criminal complaints in the past.

"I'm concerned about the safety of our daughters," Justice Wolfgang said.

She also ordered Dyson to undergo forensic examination, mental health counseling and vocational rehabilitation counseling.

Dyson told the judge he hopes to join the Army.

"My conduct has not been what it should have been," Dyson said.

A former UB student, Dyson pleaded guilty Nov. 14 to reduced charges of attempted robbery and grand larceny for an attack on a 21-year-old woman near at Hayes Hall on the school's South Campus April 26.

Dyson's willingness to plead guilty during jury selection for his scheduled trial prompted prosecutors to drop robbery, attempted assault and trespass counts.

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