Former Cornell athlete arraigned on charges related to stalking incident

A former Cornell University student athlete was arrested by the Cornell University Police Department this week in connection with a stalking incident, according to a CUPD release.

The release says 22-year-old Ahmad Avery, of Ithaca, was identified by Cornell Police investigators after an unidentified victim “reported she had received unwanted communications and that her email account had been tampered with.”

According to CUPD, Avery was charged with one count each of unauthorized use of a computer, a class A misdemeanor, computer tampering in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor, and stalking in the fourth degree, a class B misdemeanor. Avery was arraigned in Ithaca City Court on Wednesday and released on his own recognizance pending an appearance in July. The court also issued an order of protection for the victim.

Avery was a running back for Cornell Football, and a member of the class of 2015. A spokesperson for Cornell Athletics declined to comment.

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