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Former Utica firefighter sentenced in lewd act case

The firefighter found guilty of performing a lewd act on a female firefighter’s uniform pants was sentenced to 60 days in Oneida County Jail.

Posted: Dec 23, 2019 5:22 PM
Updated: Dec 23, 2019 5:30 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – The firefighter found guilty of performing a lewd act on a female firefighter’s uniform pants was sentenced to 60 days in Oneida County Jail.

In September, Richard Forte was found guilty on charges of criminal mischief, criminal tampering and making a punishable false written statement for performing the lewd act in January of 2018.

He is scheduled to report to jail on Jan. 7.

Forte was fired from the Utica Fire Department in April after he was charged.

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