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Man Admits Role in UHS Wilson Parking Lot Robbery

A Binghamton man has pleaded guilty to a felony robbery count in connection with an attack on a woman in a UHS Wilson Medical Center parking lot.

A Johnson City hospital worker was attacked in an employee parking lot in April 2016. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
A Johnson City hospital worker was attacked in an employee parking lot in April 2016. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Prosecutors say 19-year-old Jacob Coish entered the plea in Broome County Court Thursday morning.

Judge Joseph Cawley is expected to sentence Coish to five to seven years in prison. Sentencing has been scheduled for September 29.

Coish was 17 when he was arrested for his role in an early-morning incident that happened in April of last year in a parking lot near the Johnson City hospital.

Police had said Coish participated in the theft of a woman’s vehicle after she had been sexually assaulted by 16-year-old Brandon Corey of Johnson City.

Corey in November pleaded guilty to rape, robbery and other charges in connection with the incident. He is to be sentenced on August 25.

Investigators say the woman who was attacked was an employee of Wilson Medical Center.

Within days after the sexual assault, UHS implemented security enhancements around the hospital. The actions included the use of high-intensity portable lights and the installation of fences around employee parking lots.

New fencing and lighting was installed following the parking lot sexual assault. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
New fencing and lighting was installed following the parking lot sexual assault. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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