Amherst Man Sentenced for Requesting Sexually Explicit Photos of Minor Through Social Media App

Modified: January 20, 2021 12:53pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 52-year-old Erick Guigui of Amherst was sentenced this morning by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to 5 years of probation. The defendant is required to register as a sex offender.

On Friday, November 29, 2019, at approximately 5:45 p.m., the defendant attempted to meet a person whom he believed to be a 15-year-old male at a location on Delaware and Kenmore Avenues in the City of Buffalo. Prior to the arranged meeting, the defendant requested that the juvenile victim send him sexually explicit photos via a social media application.

Guigui pleaded guilty to one count of Attempted Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors in the First Degree, a Class “E” felony, on Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

DA Flynn commends the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force and the Buffalo Police Department Special Victims Unit for their collaborative effort in this investigation, including Detective Caruso of the Buffalo Police Department and Detective Hockwater of the Cheektowaga Police Department.

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