Former Eden Assistant Wrestling Coach Pleads Guilty to Rape

August 19, 2014 Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 11:11 PM EDT

By WKBW News

August 19, 2014 Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 11:11 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW-TV) - Justin Farrara, 27, of Hamburg, pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree rape in Erie County Court in Buffalo Tuesday.

School officials first discovered two inappropriate relationships carried out by Farrara through conversations posted on a social media website earlier this year. When questioned, both juvenile victims reported having sexual contact with Farrara.

The district informed the Eden Police Department, and detectives arrested Farrara. Detectives determined the two rapes were both committed at Farrara's former residence in August of 2012, and again in April of 2014.

Farrara left his position as assistant wrestling coach in Eden in 2012. He was not employed by the school when district officials first learned of the rapes.

Farrara was released on his own recognizance following his guilty plea Tuesday. He will return to Erie County Court on October 23, 2014 for sentencing. Farrara faces a maximum sentence of eight years in state prison.

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