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Sean Vickers Arraigned on New Sexual Abuse Charges

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BATAVIA, N.Y. — Sean Vickers pleaded not guilty in Genesee County Court on Wednesday following a grand jury indictment.

"Two counts of predatory sexual assault against a child, which are Class A II felonies, as well as other various other sex offenses involving children," said Genesee County District Attorney Lawrence Friedman.

Sean Vickers is accused of abusing children in Batavia. He was originally charged in May with sexual conduct against a child.

This new indictment adds 11 counts and four new victims.

Besides predatory sexual assault, Vickers is also charged with course of sexual conduct against a child, criminal sexual act, sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

Vickers is beng held in Genesee County Jail with no bail.

"Because of the number of charges involved, the number of victims involved, the seriousness of the charges and the defendant's history, I was certainly concerned of the potential for flight," said Friedman.

Two of these charges carry life sentences.

Authorities believe the 44-year-old Geneva resident began these sex crimes as far back as 20 years ago.

An investigation into Vickers also led to a criminal complaint against his brother, David, in May. The complaint said David, a truck driver, sexually abused boys as young as nine on several occasions and took them across state lines and into Canada. David Vickers was taken into federal custody and pleaded not guilty in May.

Orders of protection were given for all five alleged victims.

Sean Vickers is due back in court on Jan. 22. His lawyer did not want to comment on the charges.

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