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Notorious Child Molester pleads guilty to recently overturned convictions in Batavia.
In the case of convicted Child Sex Offender Sean Vickers, prosecution believed they had another criminal trial on the horizon.
Vickers was sentenced in 2014 to 107 years in prison on five sex abuse convictions.
Earlier this year an appeals court overturned four of those convictions and District Attorney Lawrence Friedman was gearing up to retry the case.
Vickers was called to court yesterday to sort out who his defense attorney would be and to the surprise of many Vickers accepted a plea deal.
He pleaded guilty to two out of the four counts of course of sexual conduct and per the agreement his sentence will be capped at 40 years.
The deal was the same one offered to Vickers before he went to trial in 2014.

Batavia shooter receives prison sentence.
27 year old Jeremy “Boog” Armstrong appeared in Genesee County Court yesterday for sentencing on attempted murder and drug dealing convictions.
Armstrong accepted a plea deal in August avoiding a possible 37 year prison term if found guilty at trial.
He was sentenced to the agreed upon 15 year prison term.
District Attorney Lawrence Friedman said it was never revealed why Armstrong tried to kill another man in last Decembers shooting, however he explained the motive was not necessary for obtaining a conviction.

16 year old faces felony charge following fake bomb threat in Albion.
Albion Police were called to the Albion High School yesterday for the threat of a bomb made by a student against the School.
It turned out that the threat was false.
An unnamed 16 year old male student was taken into custody and charged with Falsely Reporting an Incident in the First Degree a class D-Felony.
The student was released on House Arrest and is expected in Albion Town Court on October 18th.

First Place for Batavia’s Downtown plan.
Governor Andrew Cuomo appeared at Batavia City Hall yesterday afternoon where he announced that Batavia had won first place for the Finger Lakes region of the State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative.
Cuomo lowered expectations before awarding the city the top prize of 10 million dollars.
Cuomo said, “10 million dollars”
Batavia’s winning plan entitled “100 Million, I’m All In” is an investment goal that looks to realize 100 million dollars’ worth of investment into the City over the next 5 years.
The 2018 Fiscal Year Budget was built around the initiative that looks to double the current rate of investment in the city.

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