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Lackawanna man sentenced on sex abuse convictions

A former manager at a facility for the developmentally disabled was sentenced Tuesday in Erie County District Court to two years in prison, followed by 10 years of post-release supervision, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors said 51-year-old Derrick Cleveland, of Lackawanna, will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

According to the District Attorney's Office, Cleveland, on two separate occasions in April and June 2016, subjected a woman co-worker to sexual contact without her consent.

Prosecutors said Cleveland had sex by forcible compulsion with another woman co-worker on June 16, 2016.

In October, Cleveland was found guilty on one count of first-degree sex abuse and two counts of third-degree sex abuse following a four-day bench trial before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi. Cleveland could have been sentenced to up to a maximum of seven years.

Bargnesi signed two orders of protection on behalf of Cleveland's victims, according to the District Attorney's Office.

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