Lewiston man turns himself in after sex offense was reported at his home


LEWISTON, N.Y. (WIVB)–The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of Leander Patterson, 39, of Lewiston on two misdemeanor counts of forcible touching and two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Officials tell us an investigation started earlier this month by the Criminal Investigation Bureau following a reported sex offense at Patterson’s home.

Patterson turned himself in at the Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday with counsel and was held for arraignment.

According to officials, he’ll have a future court date in Lewiston Town Court.

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