Modified: March 17, 2022 9:35am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 35-year-old Frankie M. Hancock of Buffalo was sentenced yesterday afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to a determinate sentence of 15 years in prison followed by 15 years of post-release supervision.
The defendant admitted that he attempted to engage in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a victim who was less than 11-years-old between March 1, 2017 and February 1, 2019. During the same time period, the defendant admitted that he engaged in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a second victim who was also less than 11-years-old.
Hancock pleaded guilty to one count of Attempted Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree (Class “C” felony) and one count of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the Second Degree (Class “D” felony) on February 10, 2022.
A no-contact order of protection was issued on behalf of both victims, which remains in effect until 2044.
DA Flynn commends Detective Keith Fitzner of the Buffalo Police Department for his work in the investigation.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Meredith M. Mohun of the Special Victims/Domestic Violence Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Rebecca L. Schnirel of the Major Crimes Unit.