Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Sexual Abuse of a Child

Modified: November 16, 2021 4:05pm

11/16/2021

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 38-year-old Antoniel I. Colon of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to one count of Attempted Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree (Class “C” felony).

The defendant admitted to attempting to engage in multiple acts of sexual conduct with a child who was less than 13-years-old at a location in the City of Buffalo between July 11, 2017 and May 28, 2019.

Colon faces a maximum of 15 years in prison when he is sentenced as a second violent felony offender on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. He continues to remain held without bail.

DA Flynn commends Detectives Vatasha Tibbs and Jeff Banes of the Buffalo Police Department Special Victims Unit for their work in the investigation.  

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Noha A. Elnakib and Patrick E. Swanson of the Special Victims/Domestic Violence Bureau.