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Buffalo man pleads guilty to child sex abuse charges

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Posted at 4:19 PM, Feb 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-15 16:19:08-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to child sex abuse charges.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office announced 35-year-old Frankie M. Hancock pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court to one count of attempted course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree and one count of course of sexual conduct against a child in the second degree.

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The district attorney's office said Hancock admitted he attempted to engage in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a victim who was less than 11-years-old between March 1, 2017 and February 1, 2019. Hancock also admitted he engaged in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a second victim who was less than 11-years-old during the same time period.

He continues to remain held without bail and faces a maximum of 15 years in prison when he is sentenced March 16.