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Alleged child abuser picks trial over plea deal with a possible 40-year prison term

Via WBTA

A former Batavia resident and Level 3 sex offender will go to trial again in July on new child sex abuse charges.

Sean Vickers, 45, now of Geneva, turned down a plea deal in Genesee County Court today as the cutoff passed.

District Attorney Lawrence Friedman said the deal offered to Vickers was to plead guilty to two Class B violent felonies with 20-year caps on the sentences that could run consecutively. That would be in addition to pleading guilty to a felony in Niagara County where Vickers is also accused of sexually abusing children with another sentence capped at 20 years to run concurrent.

Vickers turned down a possible 40-year prison sentence to go to trial.

Jury selection begins July 28. Vickers continues to be locked up in the county jail in lieu of no bail.

Vickers was named in an 11-count indictment in November for sexually abusing five children in Batavia in the '90s and 2000s.

tom hunt
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Put this monster away for Life. He has ruined untold numbers of kids already and should never be loose upon Society again.

Phyllis Seager
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ok, so on top of adversely effecting numerous childrens lives, he has decided to go to trial at taxpayer expense to get more then likely the very same sentence. Because any juror with a modicum of empathy will find him grossly guilty.

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Phyllis... First, it is his right. Second, if he is the nefarious soul he is alleged to be, is it any surprise that he turns down a set 40 year sentence and will take his chances at trial, regardless of the impact on Genesee County's finances?

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How do you know he's guilty??

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