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Written by on September 17, 2019

A Perry man is promised prison and probation after pleading guilty to child sex abuse charges in Wyoming County Court.
Robert Hopkins appeared in front of Judge Michael Mohun on Friday where he admitted to sexually abusing multiple young girls in a plea agreement that guarantees him 12 years in state prison and 15 years of post-release supervision with no right to appeal.
Hopkins is convicted of second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, and one count of first-degree attempted criminal sexual act.
He will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release and will have a complete stay away order of protection issued for the victims.
Hopkins is slated to be sentenced on October 24th.

An Alabama man busted for serving booze to a minor.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies took 25 year old Taylor Wyder of Allgehany Road in Alabama into custody early morning Monday after an investigation into an adult serving alcohol to a minor.
Wyder was charged with Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the first degree which is a Class A Misdemeanor and an Order of Protection was put in place for the victim.
Wyder was released with an appearance ticket for October 3rd in Alabama Town Court.

Rascal Flatts Concert ends in arrest for four Erie County concert goers.
Four Buffalo residents were apprehended on Friday for allegedly fighting with live nation security during the Rascal Flatts Concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center according to the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.
39 year old Jason Cook, and 46 year old Patricia Cook both of Ritt Avenue, Buffalo, were arrested.
Jason was charged with obstructing governmental administration and Harassment, while both were hit with counts of disorderly conduct after allegedly fighting with Live Nation security guards.
31 year old Joseph Gerace of Beatrice Avenue Buffalo, and 44 year old Matilda Martin of 15th Street, Buffalo were also arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after being accused of fighting Live Nation security.
All four were issued appearance tickets for October 8th in Darien Town Court.

The City of Batavia Fire Department along with other local agencies, will be offering free car seat inspections and education to parents and caregivers this Saturday September 21st from 10 to 2 at the Fire Headquarters on 18 Evans St. in the City.
This event is part of National Car Seat Check Saturday, and will include instruction on how to choose the right car seats for children, with an emphasis on how to install them correctly.
National Seat Check Saturday is part of Child Passenger Safety week, which runs from September 15th through the 21st.

The state Legislature won’t be back in session until January, but already some lawmakers are looking into a new piece of gun legislation.
They’re planning to take a close look at the sale of ghost guns, which are available online.
Anyone looking to buy a weapon can do so, bypassing background checks that are supposed to keep guns away from potentially dangerous people.
The guns are sold as a kit that needs to be assembled.
A spokesman for the governor’s office says the administration is looking into the issue.


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