Convicted molester given 107 year sentence

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man convicted of molesting five children over more than two decades has been sentenced to serve 107 years in a New York State Prison.

The Batavian reports that Sean Vickers, a Level 3 sex offender, was given 25 years for each count of the first four counts of the indictment and a seven year term on the fifth.

The 45-year-old Geneva man admitted that in 2013, he bought the children gifts and offered their families financial support to get close to them before offering to babysit the children or take them on errands.

Vickers was charged with sex crimes in both Genesee and Niagara counties. In July, he was convicted after a jury trial in Batavia of two counts of first degree sodomy, two counts of first degree criminal sexual act and one count of first degree sexual abuse.

In August, Vickers accepted a plea deal in Niagara County for molesting the same three boys. The 20-year sentence from Niagara County will be served concurrently with the sentence imposed in Genesee County.

District Attorney Lawrence Friedman said that plea offer extended to Vickers in Genesee County before the trial would have offered a 40-year prison term, but Vickers turned it down.

In May, federal prosecutors in Buffalo charged Vickers’ 50-year-old brother with transportation of a minor with intent to engage in sexual activity. David Allen Vickers, a truck driver from Stanley in Ontario County, was also charged with sexually abusing a child in Niagara County.

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