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LOCKPORT – A Level 3 sex offender on Friday rejected for the second time a plea offer that would have limited his prison time in a triple child-molestation case to 25 years.

Sean M. Vickers, 44, of Geneva, faces life in prison as the maximum sentence if he is convicted of all charges in a trial set to begin April 7 before Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas.

Vickers is charged with molesting three children in the Barker and Middleport areas between August 2012 and last March. In Genesee County, he faces similar charges involving five children, some of them the same victims as in the Niagara County case. A trial date there is to be sent in a March 6 court appearance, Genesee County District Attorney Lawrence Friedman said.

Vickers’ Niagara County attorney, Assistant Public Defender A. Joseph Catalano, said that in preparation for the trial, he is awaiting a copy of the hard drive of Vickers’ home computer and a download from Vickers’ cellphone.

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