Man pleads guilty to rape, forcible touching


OLEAN, N.Y. (WIVB) – An Olean man admitted Monday he raped a person less than 15-years-old last year.

Michael Gayton pleaded guilty to second degree rape and forcible touching.

Between March and May in 2011, the 21-year-old forcibly touched the intimate parts of another person. Last October, Gayton had sex with a person who was less than 15-years-old.

He will be sentenced at a later date. 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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