Parolee Sentenced for Attempting to Engage in Sexual Conduct with Juvenile Victim

Modified: March 17, 2022 8:51am

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 63-year-old Edward J. Cody, Jr. of Buffalo was sentenced yesterday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to a determinate sentence of 7 years in prison followed by 10 years of post-release supervision. He was sentenced as a second violent felony offender.

The defendant admitted that he attempted to engage in sexual conduct with a juvenile at a location in the City of Buffalo on February 6, 2019. At the time of the crime, the defendant was on parole for a prior conviction.

Cody pleaded guilty to one count of Attempted Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree (Class “C” violent felony) on October 27, 2021.

An order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim.

DA Flynn commends Detective Nicole Wrazen of the Buffalo Police Department Special Victim Bureau for her work in the investigation as well as the forensic laboratory at Erie County Central Police Services.  

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Patrick E. Swanson of the Special Victims/Domestic Violence Bureau.