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Written by on May 22, 2020

Guillermo Torres Acevedo will serve seven years in federal prison for enticing a 14 year old girl to travel across state lines for sexual relations.
The incident touched off an amber alert for the child back in November of 2018.
Torres Acevedo, now 23, picked up the girl at school in Genesee County and drove her into Pennsylvania.
Following his prison term, Torres Acevedo will spend 10 years on supervised release.

The latest health department report shows only one new cases of coronavirus in Genesee County, an individual in their 40’s living in LeRoy.
There were no new cases reported late yesterday in Orleans County.

Public Health Director Paul Pettit will deliver his end of week report this afternoon.
Pettit is expected to comment on the first phase of the re-opening of our region and the status of entering the second phase.
Pettit is expected to deliver his remarks at 4 p.m. this afternoon.
WBTA will carry his message live.

Memorial Day observances will be held this year in Genesee County but the public is being asked not to attend.
City Hall cancelled Batavia’s Memorial Day parade for this year.
The annual ceremony at the War Memorial on the UMMC Jerome Center will be held, but as Veterans Service Agency Director William Joyce says this year’s observance will be different. He said the ceremony will be limited to 10 people and the general public should not attend.
You can listen to the ceremony beginning at 10:30 a.m. Monday on WBTA and it will also be video streamed on a number of outlets.

Governor Cuomo says there’s been no decision yet on whether students will head back to school this fall.
The governor says schools will receive guidelines from the state next month so they can submit reopening plans in July.
Students who need to attend summer school will have to do so online.


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