Cheektowaga, NY (WNY News Now) – A 22-year-old asylum seeker from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has been arraigned before Cheektowaga Town Court Justice John J. Wanat on charges of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree and Unlawful Imprisonment in the Second Degree.
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has revealed that Kindu Z. Jeancy, a 22-year-old individual hailing from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was formally arraigned on Saturday evening under the jurisdiction of Cheektowaga Town Court Justice John J. Wanat. The charges levied against Jeancy include one count of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, classified as a Class “D” felony, and one count of Unlawful Imprisonment in the Second Degree, classified as a Class “A” misdemeanor.
According to the allegations, the incident transpired on Friday, August 11, 2023, at approximately 4:00 p.m. It is asserted that during this time, the defendant employed forcible compulsion to engage in sexual contact with the victim. Additionally, Jeancy, who is an asylum seeker, is accused of forcibly restraining the victim on a couch, utilizing physical restraint to immobilize her arms, and imposing himself onto her to obstruct her departure from the room. The incident reportedly took place within a hotel room located on the 600 block of Dingens Street in the Town of Cheektowaga.
Jeancy is slated to make his next court appearance on Thursday, August 17, 2023, at 9:30 a.m., in connection to a felony hearing. He is currently being held without bail. Furthermore, a temporary order of protection has been enacted to ensure the safety of the victim.
In the event that Jeancy is convicted of the most severe charge, he could face a maximum sentence of up to 7 years in prison.