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Local attorney pleads guilty to child endangerment charge

Sentenced to probation, avoids prison time
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Posted at 4:43 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 16:50:15-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A local attorney admitted to showing an underage girl a sexual image on his cell phone, and subjecting the girl to sexual contact without her consent. 55-year-old Nicholas Hicks of Buffalo pleaded guilty to one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn says Hicks admitted to engaging in the illegal activity between February, 2016 and May 5, 2018.

Hicks was sentenced to serve three years probation. In addition, a 5-year order of protection was issued for the victim.