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Written by on August 2, 2019

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of 35 year old Nathan Rogers of Sky HI Drive in West Seneca following investigation into an incident during the Kingdom Bound Festival at Darien Lake.
Rogers was accused of using two of his cell phones to record a female juvenile who was changing in his camper while attending the festival Wednesday evening.
He was charged with two counts of Unlawful Surveillance in the second degree and a single count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Rogers was ultimately released with an appearance ticket for Darien Town Court on August 13th.

Man arrested at Darien Lake for impersonating a police officer.
Following a complaint at the Darien Lake amusement park Wednesday, the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office arrested 46 year old Paul Avino of Ellicott Street, Batavia.
Avino was allegedly swearing in public while in possession of a Police Officer Badge and resisted arrest as deputies attempted to take him into custody.
He is charged with Disorderly Conduct, Obstruction, Resisting Arrest and Criminal Impersonation of a Police Officer.
Avino was released with an appearance ticket for Darien Town Court in early September.

There’s no swimming allowed at a Genesee County park due to concerns over E. coli.
The beach at Darien Lakes State Park will be shut off to swimmers until further notice.
Officials say E. coli levels were discovered a few weeks ago, but levels had gone down before increasing again.
There’s no word if any illnesses have been reported.

Congressman Chris Collins today announced $781,313 in federal funding for the Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, Inc.
The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Head Start Projects Program which promotes school readiness of children under five from low-income families.
The Head Start program supports children in growth and development through a variety of services depending on the needs of the local community.

Governor Cuomo has signed a bill that will protect the privacy of sex crime victims.
The legislation expands the current “Address Confidentiality Program” which gives victims state-provided substitute addresses for their work and home.
The governor says the law will protect survivors from further abuse.
The legislation goes into effect in three months.

The story of Buffalo Bills icon Jim Kelly could be coming to the silver screen.
The Hall of Famer tells The Buffalo News a project is in the works that could see a movie about his life released in the next two years.
Kelly has partnered with the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the film.
The movie would focus on Kelly’s Christian beliefs and how it has helped him overcome challenges.
There’s no word yet on a possible title.

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