BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A West Seneca man pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a child in 2010 and 2011.

Robert S. Riggs, 53, pleaded guilty last Thursday before the State Supreme Court on one count of first-degree sexual abuse. The DA’s office says that between Dec. 1, 2010 and Jan. 31, 2011, Riggs subjected a juvenile to sexual contact “by forcible compulsion.” The crimes occurred in the town of West Seneca.

Riggs faces a maximum of seven years in prison when he is sentenced on October 17. He was released on his own recognizance and a temporary order of protection remains in effect between Riggs and the victim.

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