Lackawanna Man Arraigned on Child Sex Abuse Charges

Modified: August 6, 2020 2:17pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 60-year-old Mark D. Williams of Lackawanna has been arraigned before Lackawanna City Court Judge Gary N. Violanti on two counts of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree, Class “B” felonies, and one count of Possessing an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child, a Class “E” felony. The defendant was arraigned on Friday, July 31, 2020.

The defendant is accused of engaging in two or more acts of sexual conduct with a child less than eleven years old over a period time not less than three months at a location in the City of Lackawanna. A search warrant was executed at the defendant’s home on July 24, 2020. Videos depicting the sexual abuse of the victim were allegedly recovered.

Williams is scheduled to return on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. for a felony hearing. Judge Violanti set bail at $75,000.

DA Flynn commends Detective Michael Pienta of the Lackawanna Police Department for their work in the investigation.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Stephen C. Earnhart of the DA’s Special Victims Bureau.

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.