BATAVIA — As expected, the man once called “the most prolific child molester in Genesee County” was sentenced Friday morning to 40 years in state prison.
It was the second time Sean M. Vickers has been sentenced in Genesee County Court for his 2014 conviction for repeatedly sexually assaulting five boys.
Vickers was originally sentenced to 107 years in state prison by then-Judge Robert C. Noonan in 2014, a sentence later reduced to 50 years.
But Vickers appealed his case and a higher court overturned the most serious convictions against him.
District Attorney Lawrence Friedman had been set to present the case against Vickers to a grand jury and proceed with prosecuting him for a second time.
Vickers, however, opted to plead guilty in October to two counts of first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, with the promise of no more than two consecutive 20-year terms.
That’s what Judge Charles Zambito gave Vickers during an appearance Friday.
The sentences will run concurrent with a seven-year term that was upheld in Genesee County and a 20-year term imposed for molesting boys in Niagara County.
Vickers, a Genesee County native, was living in Geneva at the time of his arrest in the spring of 2013. The arrest came after a joint city of Batavia police and Niagara County investigation into allegations of abuse of five boys dating back to 2001.
The investigation revealed a longtime pattern showing Vickers had been preying on boys since at least 1990, when he was convicted of abusing a child in Monroe County. He also was convicted in New Hampshire in 2009, making him a Level 3 sex offender on the New York State Sex Offender Registry.
The investigation also led authorities to Vickers’ brother, David Vickers, a truck driver.
David Vickers was sentenced in 2016 to life in prison by a federal judge for transporting minor boys across state lines for the intent of having sex. At least six victims were identified.
Prolific child molester re-sentenced to 40 years in prison SCOTT DESMIT BATAVIANEWS.COM JANUARY 6, 2018