Man sent behind bars for horrific assault

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man is headed behind bars after a horrific assault in 2012. Virgil Brown, 51, learned his sentence of 21 years to life behind bars Monday morning.

Brown was sentenced for luring a nine-year-old boy into a home on Howard Street and raping him. He was found guilty after 15 minutes of jury deliberations.

It was not admissible as evidence in his trial, but Brown is a registered sex offender from Washington. In 2007 he was released on parole after serving a 12-year sentence for forcible rape of another juvenile. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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