posted on May 22, 2013 07:21
A LeRoy man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into the home of woman who lived less than a block away and raping her at knifepoint.
29-year-old Charles Johnson of Gilbert Street, LeRoy is charged with predatory sexual assault, burglary and criminal possession of a weapon.
According to LeRoy Police, Johnson allegedly broke into the woman’s apartment on May 9th. Entry was made through an open window. Johnson, according to police, held a knife to the woman’s throat as he raped her. She suffered cuts to her face and neck.
Johnson was arraigned last night. He claimed he was innocent, called his arrest a racial problem. Johnson said he was arrested because he fit the generic description of the suspect.
Johnson is in the Genesee County Jail. He is being held without bail.
Police expect more victims to come forward now that a pair of brothers have been charged with transporting children across state lines and sexually abusing them.
49-year-old truck driver David Vickers of Ontario County is accused of taking a child on trips into New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Canada and then engaging in sexual activity with the child.
One of David Vickers suspected victims was a Batavia boy who was abused over a four-year period starting in 2000.
The investigation into David Vickers began with the arrest of his brother, Sean Vickers, two weeks ago.
Authorities say that between the two brothers, numerous victims have come forward with allegations of abuse. Some of the incidents go back 30 years; some are as recent as two months ago.
Batavia Police Detective Kevin Czora said the charges against Sean Vickers grew out of allegations from several underage boys.
School budgets get a passing grade in Genesee County.
Budget were approved in all eight Genesee County public schools.
In Batavia, a 42-million dollar budget was OK’ed by voters along with a 3.8-million capital improvement program.
The only measure defeated in local voting yesterday was a 110-thoudsand dollar proposition to hire a school resource officer in the Byron-Bergen School District.
A man convicted in 1999 of purposely infecting women with HIV now claims that he is not infected with the virus. Nushawn Williams pleaded guilty to statutory rape and reckless endangerment after prosecutors accused him of infecting 13 young women in Chautauqua County. Now, his attorney says a recent test of Williams' blood shows that he does not have HIV. Williams has competed his prison sentence, but remains in custody under state law that allows civil confinement of sex offenders.