Published November 17, 2014
A former Syracuse police officer has pleaded guilty to charges he sexually abused two teenage boys and ran a drug trafficking ring from his suburban home
Fredrick Baunee pleaded guilty Monday in Onondaga County Court to two felony counts of first-degree sexual abuse and one felony count of fourth-degree conspiracy.
Judge Anthony Aloi agreed to sentence Baunee to seven years in state prison. He will remain free on $100,000 bail until sentencing on Nov. 8.
Baunee, who's 49, was accused in May of running a drug ring from his home in Camillus, using teens as sellers and for sexual activities.
Baunee was suspended from the police force in 2007. He retired after being convicted of giving alcohol to a 14-year-old boy and inappropriately touching him.