Officer’s case put off to Jan. 9

JOHNSTOWN -The City Court case of a city police officer accused of felony statutory rape was adjourned Thursday until Jan. 9.

A court official said suspended Patrolman Adam Schwabrow will be back in court at 9 a.m. that day.

Schwabrow was to appear Thursday before Acting City Court Judge Lisa Lorman. But a spokesman for the office of Saratoga County District Attorney James Murphy said defense attorney Michael McDermott of Albany asked for the adjournment and the judge granted it. McDermott didn’t return a phone call seeking comment.

The 32-year-old Schwabrow was charged Sept. 19 by his own Police Department with third-degree rape, commonly known as statutory rape. He is accused of having sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl sometime over the past year and a half.

He is on unpaid leave from his city police officer position and another job as director of the Montgomery County Emergency Management Office.