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Buffalo man who pleaded guilty to child sex abuse charges receives maximum sentence

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Posted at 11:36 AM, Mar 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-17 11:37:00-04

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

The Erie County District Attorney's Office announced 35-year-old Frankie M. Hancock was sentenced Wednesday in State Supreme Court to a determinate sentence of 15 years in prison followed by 15 years of post-release supervision.

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.

EDITOR'S NOTE: 7 News has chosen to use Hancock's mugshot in accordance with our station mugshot policy, as has pleaded guilty and has been sentenced. You can read our full mugshot policy here.

He pleaded guilty 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 in February.

A no-contact order of protection was issued on behalf of both victims and remains in effect until 2044.