West Side Man Convicted on Eight Counts of Sexual Abuse

July 12, 2012 Updated Jul 12, 2012 at 11:47 AM EDT

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West Side Man Convicted on Eight Counts of Sexual Abuse

July 12, 2012 Updated Jul 12, 2012 at 11:47 AM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - A Buffalo man from the West Side has been convicted on eight counts of sexual abuse stemming from two separate indictments. (Names are being kept confidential as to protect the victims.)

The first indictment involves charges relating to the suspect's repeated and ongoing sexual abuse of his daughter from 2007 - 2010. The victim was 12 years old when the abuse started. The abuse spanned for over three years, and in high school she finally reported it to the Buffalo Police Department. The Defendant then fled the city where he remained on the Operation Impact "Most Wanted' List for nearly a year and a half.

New York State Police and the U.S. Marshalls were able to find and return the Defendant in 2010 to face charges.

While he was on the run, one of the Defendants children turned over a video tape to police of a sexual encounter involving the Defendant, his wife and one of their sons.

The estranged wife admitted her guilt and has agreed to be a prosecution witness, and is serving five years of imprisonment for her involvement. She was sentenced back on June 20th, 2012.

The Defendant faces up to 65 years total for both indictments and is to be sentenced on August 28th, 2012.