Tonawanda Man Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Child

Modified: August 25, 2021 9:10am

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 49-year-old Mark Schneider of Town of Tonawanda was sentenced yesterday morning before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to a determinate sentence of 7 years in prison followed by 10 years of post-release supervision. He will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release.

The defendant admitted to engaging in multiple acts of sexual conduct with a child victim over the course of several years at a location in the City of Buffalo.

Schneider pleaded guilty to one count of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the Second Degree (Class “D” felony) and one count of Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree (Class “E” felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest sustainable charges in the indictment against him on July 7, 2021.

Justice Haendiges issued an order of protection on behalf of the victim that will remain in effect until 2035.

DA Flynn commends Detective Keith Fitzner of the Buffalo Police Department Special Victims Unit and the Child Advocacy Center for their work in the investigation.  

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Rebecca L. Schnirel of the Special Victims/Domestic Violence Unit.