Modified: April 26, 2016 3:38pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announces 30-year-old Emmanuel Jenkins was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison and 20 years post release supervision by State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang.
On March 11, 2016, Jenkins pleaded guilty to three counts of Predatory Sexual Assault, two counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, one count of Rape in the First Degree and two counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree.
On two separate dates over the summer of 2015, Jenkins stalked his victims in the Grant/Ferry neighborhood and lured them into abandoned buildings by offering them drugs. Once inside, Jenkins pulled a knife on each victim and demanded they perform various sexual acts over the course of several hours, resulting in injury.
“Thanks to the bravery of the women who came forward, a sexual predator is no longer on the streets,” says Acting DA Flaherty. “We want sexual assault victims to know our office is here to support you and will seek justice for you.”
Acting DA Flaherty made special mention of the investigative efforts of Detective Jacqueline Sullivan and Det. Natalie Perez of the Buffalo Police Department.
The case was successfully prosecuted by ADA Ryan Haggerty and ADA Bethany Solek of the Special Victims Bureau.