Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on June 17, 2019
A Genesee County Grand Jury has issued an Indictment including 10 felony count against 23 year old Guillermo Torres-Acevedo of Batavia for his relationship and alleged abduction of an underage girl from her home in Bergen last fall.
The local Grand Jury Indictment against is includes four violent felony counts of second-degree rape, for engaging in sexual intercourse with a person under 15 in multiple places around the county from October through November of last year.
He is also facing three violent felony counts of criminal sexual act in the second degree, along with a Class B violent felony for second-degree kidnapping.
He is additionally accused of criminal contempt, acting in a manner likely to be injurious to a child less than 17, custodial interference and lastly unauthorized use of a vehicle for allegedly taking a 2012 Dodge Journey without the owner’s consent.
In April Torres Acevedo was brought up on a federal charge of transporting a minor across state lines for sexual activity.
The federal charge alone carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and $250,000 fine.
Cheektowaga man arrested for hitting a women in Darien.
23 year old Edward Leddick was taken into custody by Genesee County Deputies following report of an argument late last night at an address on Fargo Road in Darien.
Leddick was accused of striking a women in the nose and pushing her to the ground in the incident and was charged with second degree harassment.
He was given an appearance ticket for Darien Town Court on July 7th.
An Albion woman busted for driving on drugs in Elba.
Sheriff’s Deputies report the arrest of 36 year old Krystle Hughson of Heritage Estates Albion on counts of DWAI by Drugs, Operating a Motor Vehicle While Using a Cell Phone and a traffic violation for Driving to the Left of Pavement Markings.
Hughson was stopped on Main Street in Elba Friday afternoon and was ultimately released with an appearance ticket for August 7th in Elba Town Court.
Water levels are still high on Lake Ontario and that’s presenting challenges to boaters.
State Park Police say there are potential hazards below surface, including debris, logs and tree branches.
They’re urging folks who may not be familiar with the area to keep a close eye on what’s happening near their vessels.
Police are also cracking down on boaters who speed near the shore.
A bill that would give illegal immigrants the right to apply for driver’s licenses may clear another legislative hurdle this week.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the Senate will vote on the measure this week.
The bill already cleared the Assembly last week.
Governor Cuomo says he’d sign the bill if it gets to his desk.
A recent poll showed 53 percent of New Yorkers are against illegal immigrants applying for licenses.