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West Seneca man pleads guilty to sexually abusing a child

Posted at 3:07 PM, Jul 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-12 15:07:35-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Erie County District Attorney's Office announced that 53-year-old Robert S. Riggs of West Seneca pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court to one count of first-degree sexual abuse.

According to the district attorney's office, between December 1, 2010 and January 31, 2011, Riggs subjected the juvenile victim to sexual contact by forcible compulsion at a location in the Town of West Seneca.

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Riggs is scheduled to be sentenced in October. He faces a maximum of seven years in prison. He was released on his own recognizance and a temporary order of protection remains in effect on behalf of the victim.