Panama Man Pleads Guilty To First-Degree Sexual Conduct Against A Child

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MAYVILLE – A Panama man plead guilty on Mar. 1 to first-degree sexual conduct against a child (Class B Felony), a Chautauqua County Court Clerk told WNYNewsNow on Thursday afternoon. 

According to the clerk, Frederick L. Antill, Jr.’s plea was made in full satisfaction of the indictment. Antill, Jr. was originally indicted on 12 counts of third-degree criminal sexual act, two counts of second-degree rape and one count of second-degree sex abuse, in addition to the first-degree sexual conduct against a child.

According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, an investigation revealed that Antill, Jr. allegedly engaged in sexual acts with two juvenile female victims on various dates and times in February and Mar. 2018. Antill, Jr. was arrested on Apr. 20 on some of the charges, and additional charges were added on May 1.

Antill, Jr. faces a minimum of five years in state prison and a maximum of 25 as the charge he plead to is a class B felony and is classified as a violent felony offense, according to the New York State Penal Code. However, there is no word as to whether Judge David Foley made a sentencing commitment.

Antill, Jr. is scheduled for sentencing on Apr. 15.

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