BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — 50-year-old Antwan Diggs of Buffalo plead guilty to first degree sexual abuse among other charges, admitting that he forced a 17-year-old boy to perform oral sex on him.
“There are human frailties in life and people make bad decisions and mistakes,” said defense attorney, Thomas Eoannou. “Now hes paying the price for it in every sense, personally, professionally ultimately with this plea today.”
Diggs served as both a pastor and a crime prevention program coordinator for the City of Buffalo. He was initially put on administrative leave, but no longer works for the city, according to Eoannou.
The alleged abuse happened in August , inside the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel at Canalside.
Diggs was accused of touching a 17-year-old boy in an inappropriate and sexual manor.
The prosecutor said the boy tried several times to fight him off but Diggs pushed his head down in order for him to perform the sexual act.
Documents also state that after initially refusing to undress, the victim eventually did, and was forced to perform oral sex on Diggs. Diggs was also charged with performing oral sex on the teen.
The prosecutor said in court, that the victim shared a recording of Diggs, apologizing for what he had done.
In that same recording Diggs claimed, “This is not a demon he can fight anymore but a demon he must kill.”
Diggs, who faces two years behind bars, will be sentenced on May 13. He could also spend ten years under post-release supervision.
In addition to this, a temporary order of protection has been issued for the victim.