Trump Tower Climber Learns His Fate
Stephen Rogata pleads guilty, can't contact president
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 27, 2017 3:40 PM CST
In this Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, file photo, New York City Police stand guard outside Trump Tower in New York.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

(Newser) – A 19-year-old man who scaled Trump Tower in New York City in August has pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct, the AP reports. A judge told Stephen Rogata, of Great Falls, Virginia, on Monday that he's prohibited from any contact with President Donald Trump. The Daily News says that includes mail, Facebook, and Twitter. Rogata used suction cups, a harness and ropes to climb from the fifth floor to the 21st floor when Trump was the Republican presidential nominee. Trump lived in Trump Tower but wasn't there at the time. As part of his plea agreement, Rogata must continue mental health treatment and go to school or work. If he stays out of trouble for a year, he'll be permitted to withdraw his plea to the reckless endangerment charge.

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