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Buffalo man sentenced for sexual abuse of a child victim

Posted at 4:25 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 16:25:17-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Erie County District Attorney's Office announced a Buffalo man has been sentenced for sexual abuse of a child victim.

The district attorney's office says 45-year-old Johnny M. Linton pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse in the first degree in March of 2020.

Linton admitted he subjected a child victim to sexual contact at a location in the City of Buffalo in December of 2019.

State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia sentenced Linton to two years in prison followed by 10 years of post-release supervision Wednesday.

Linton must register as a sex offender upon his release from prison. A no-contact order of protection has been issued on behalf of the victim which remains in effect until January 17, 2030.