Court sergeant accused of sex abuse offered plea deal
A Brooklyn court sergeant accused of forcing a woman to perform a sex act on him in a court stairwell was offered a plea deal in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday, but he has until February to make a decision.
Sgt. Timothy Nolan was charged in August for taking a mother who was waiting to bail out her boyfriend into a Brooklyn Criminal Court stairwell and coerced her to touch his penis. The victim, Erica McRae, said she was under the impression the sergeant would either help her boyfriend’s case or negatively affect it.
The beet-red Nolan, 58, waited in the court audience wearing an olive plaid shirt. Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun quickly explained that he would have until Feb. 7 to make a decision on a public lewdness offer, as the assigned prosecutor on the case was out.
If convicted of his top coercion charge, Nolan faces up to a year in prison, but public lewdness brings up to a three-month sentence.