ITHACA, N.Y. — A man facing charges for a sexually abusive act was arraigned at the Tompkins County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon.

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Marquis Rausch-Moran, of 305 West Green Street, was arraigned in front of Judge Joseph Cassidy on charges of first-degree criminal sexual act and first-degree sexual abuse.

Rausch-Moran was taken into custody by Ithaca Police Department officers on April 15 after an incident that occurred at 7:20 a.m. on Feb. 23.

According to court records, Rausch-Moran engaged in oral or anal sexual conduct with a person who cannot give consent because they are “physically helpless.”

Records show that Rausch-Moran is being represented by lawyer William Furniss.

A Tompkins County court clerk said the defendant has been released on his own recognizance and an order of protection was granted to the victim.

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.