(WNY News Now) – Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced the unsealing of an indictment in Niagara County Court a 19-year-old mane from Niagara Falls, with two counts of Predatory Sexual Assault, First Degree Rape, and other charges related to two separate sexual assault incidents.
Niagara Falls – Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman revealed that Alexander Bryant, a 19-year-old resident of Niagara Falls, is facing a series of serious charges in connection with two separate sexual assault cases. The indictment, unsealed in Niagara County Court, lists charges that include two counts of Predatory Sexual Assault, First Degree Rape, and First Degree Criminal Sexual Act in relation to an assault that occurred on September 19th this year in Niagara Falls. The Predatory Sexual Assault charges specify that a firearm was allegedly used during the commission of these assaults.
Additionally, Bryant faces charges of Predatory Sexual Assault and Criminal Sexual Act in the First and Second Degree for an assault involving a juvenile that occurred on October 6th, also in Niagara Falls. In this instance, Bryant is again accused of using a firearm during the commission of these crimes. An additional count of Predatory Sexual Assault has been levied against Bryant due to the assaults being against separate victims. Furthermore, Bryant is charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, as he was found in possession of a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol when taken into custody by the police.
The indictment follows a swift and intensive investigation conducted by the Niagara Falls Police Department after receiving reports of the two assaults, which shared certain characteristics. During the court proceedings, the defendant, Alexander Bryant, appeared in County Court, where he was arraigned by County Court Judge John J. Ottaviano. Judge Ottaviano ordered the defendant to be remanded to the Niagara County Jail without the possibility of bail. A subsequent court date has been scheduled for November 20th, with the charges potentially carrying a maximum combined sentence of 90 years to life.