Defendant Pleads Guilty for Requesting Sexually Explicit Photos of Minor Through Social Media App

Modified: October 1, 2020 9:56am

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 51-year-old Erick Guigui of Amherst pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to one count of Attempted Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors in the First Degree, a Class “E” felony. The defendant pleaded guilty on Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

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 faces a maximum of 4 years in prison when he is sentenced on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.  He remains released on his own recognizance.

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 Det. Hockwater of the Cheektowaga Police Department.

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