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Sex offender charged with molesting boys in Batavia, Somerset

A Level 3 sex offender from the Finger Lakes is in jail in Genesee County, charged with molesting underage boys in that county from the late 1990s until the present.

Sean M. Vickers, 44, of Geneva, also is wanted on two arrest warrants from Somerset Town Court in Niagara County, accusing him of molesting two boys under age 13 in that town late last year and early this year.

Investigators in both counties are looking for more potential victims of Vickers.

The Batavia Police Department issued an appeal Friday, asking anyone with knowledge of further abuse by Vickers to call it at (585) 345-6350.

In Niagara County, Sheriff’s Capt. Kristen Neubauer said anyone with information about other crimes should call either the Sheriff’s Office dispatcher at 438-3393 or Investigator William Carosella at 438-3328.

Niagara County Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth R. Donatello said each Somerset warrant against Vickers charges him with first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, a Class B felony carrying a maximum 25-year prison sentence.

In Batavia, Vickers was arrested Monday and charged with first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child and first-degree sodomy.

The statute of limitations for most sex offenses against children has been changed from the usual six-year felony limit to six years after the victim’s 18th birthday.

After a bail hearing in Genesee County Court on Thursday, Vickers’ bail was set at $500,000.

Vickers has previous convictions for sexual contact with underage boys. He was convicted in Monroe County in 1990 and placed on probation for a misdemeanor. In 2009, Vickers was convicted of a felony in New Hampshire involving a 13-year-old boy, according to the New York sex offender registry’s website.