Child Sexual abuse

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Erie County will become the sixth county in New York State to roll out an education and training campaign that will work with members of the community to develop strategies to prevent child sexual abuse.

60th District State Senate Candidate Amber Small is hoping Tuesday night’s rally in Niagara Square will be among the first steps to passing legislation aimed at holding perpetrators of child sex abuse accountable for their crimes.

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New York State Senator Tim Kennedy of Buffalo was visibly emotional about it, talking with reporters. By a vote of 30-29, the state Senate this week rejected an attempt to force a vote on legislation aimed at eliminating the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse charges. However, the Buffalo Democrat vowed "this is not the end of the conversation."

Local sex abuse victims push law change in Albany

Apr 22, 2015
Photo by Michael Mroziak

Two Western New Yorkers who were victims of sexual abuse as minors are in Albany Wednesday to share their painful stories while advocates push to change New York State's statues of limitations in child sex abuse cases.

FBI seeks additional victims of alleged child abuser

May 21, 2013

A Western New York trucker is accused of taking children on trips across the state with the intent to engage in sexual activity with them.

The scandal that has rocked Penn State University has brought the spotlight on child sexual abuse to Buffalo.