Schenectady Police have arrested the man they say slapped and choked a teen girl and then tried to throw her in front of a bus. Investigators say 52-year-old Ulysses Wynn of Clifton Park was driving erratically down The Plaza in front of Schenectady High School around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning when a group of students he sped by yelled at him to slow down. Police say Wynn stopped his car, walked up to one of the girls that had shouted, asked her if she had said something and then slapped her across the face. Wynn then allegedly grabbed the girl, believed to be in the 10th or 11th grade, by the throat and pushed her toward an oncoming bus. Another student ran to help the victim who was still being assaulted by Wynn, said police. Wynn fled the scene in his car but was picked up by New York State Police a short time later. He's been charged with one count of reckless endangerment and two counts of harassment. He's being held by police until his arraignment. The girl and the other student who came to her rescue are not being identified. Neither were seriously hurt in the assault.Nice steak joint just opened.
Soccer referee allegedly sought sex act with boy
ALBANY — A 53-year-old Clifton Park soccer referee was arrested and charged with attempting to induce a 14-year-old soccer referee into a sex act, authorities said.
Thomas Gorsin was arrested Tuesday at a Colonie McDonald’s, where he allegedly expected to meet the boy. Instead, authorities were there to meet him, according to papers filed in federal court.
Gorsin allegedly contacted the boy by e-mail in early July, saying he was a fellow referee. The e-mail went to an account controlled by the boy’s parents. Concerned about its content, they contacted police.
Authorities then stepped in. Gorsin allegedly e-mailed repeatedly, often with sexual comments.
Gorsin also allegedly said he met the boy at the North Colonie Empire Cup tournament in June. The tournament was prior to the beginning of the e-mails.
Authorities said Gorsin was arrested just before 1 p.m. at the McDonald’s.