Rochester/Greece, N.Y. (WHAM) - Monroe County Court Judge Sam Valleriani found a man guilty of sexual abuse on Friday.
Judge Valleriani presided over a bench for 36-year-old Franck Kouao, who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Greece.
Prosecutors said on April 6, 2017, Kouao held down a woman by force in his vehicle and sexually assaulted her.
Kouao was convicted of first-degree sexual abuse and faces a maximum sentence of seven years in state prison.
“Because of this victim’s courage and fortitude, and because of the outstanding work of the Greece Police Department, Kouao was found guilty and will no longer be a threat to this community," Senior Assistant District Attorney Leslie Schildt said.
Kouao is scheduled to be sentenced on March 22.