Clarence Man Arrested on 44 Felonies Related To Sex Abuse

December 22, 2012 Updated Dec 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM EDT

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Clarence Man Arrested on 44 Felonies Related To Sex Abuse

December 22, 2012 Updated Dec 22, 2012 at 12:15 PM EDT

CLARENCE, NY (WKBW-TV) - Craig Walek of Clarence is facing numerous charges of sexual abuse. The 49-year-old Clarence Resident was arrested in connection with the ongoing repeated sexual abuse of a child which began when the victim was 12 years old.

Walek was charged with 44 felonies relating to the abuse.
The Erie County Sheriff's Office Detective's executed a search warrant at Walek's residence where additional evidence was seized relating to the manufacturing and the possession of child pornography.

Walek was charged with the following felonies:

* 11 counts - Use of a child in a sexual performance, a class C felony

* 1 counts - Criminal sexual act in the second degree, a class D felony.

* 2 counts - Rape in the second degree, a class D felony.

* 30 counts - Possessing a sexual performance by a child, a class E felony

On December 20, 2012 Walek was arraigned in the Town of Clarence Court Judge Powers and remanded to the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of 1 million dollars bail.