BATAVIA — A Batavia man faces up to seven years in state prison after he admitted Tuesday in Genesee County Court that he sexually assaulted a child.
Hezekiah Burch, 19, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted first-degree rape.
First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Finnell said the plea comes with the promise that Burch will receive no more than a seven-year prison term, with a minimum term of three years and six months.
Judge Charles Zambito set sentencing for Sept. 21.
Burch was arrested in March after a city police investigation into allegations that he forcibly raped a child under 15 years old in January.
He had been charged with two counts of first-degree rape by forcible compulsion, first-degree sexual abuse and attempted first-degree sexual abuse.
The rapes happened during a one-month time span, police said.
The case was not presented to a grand jury.
Burch on Tuesday waived his right to a grand jury proceeding and accepted the plea deal.