Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse

Modified: July 23, 2019 9:51am

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7/23/2019

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 32-year-old Shawn Haskins of Buffalo pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek to one count of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a Class “D” violent felony. The defendant pleaded guilty on Monday, July 22, 2019.

The defendant admitted that on April 19, 2019, he subjected a female victim to sexual contact by forcible compulsion at a location in the Town of Amherst.

Haskins faces a maximum of 7 years in prison when he is sentenced on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 2 p.m.

DA Flynn commends Detective Paul Alexander and Detective David Wik of the Amherst Police Department for their work in the investigation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Cathleen M. Roemer of the DA’s Special Victims Bureau.