Man faces predatory sex charge


BATAVIA — An investigation into an “unknown problem” at a Maple Street residence led to charges against a man for repeatedly sexually assaulting a child, city police said.

Police were called to 6 Maple St. the afternoon of May 1 to investigate a complaint.

An investigation led to charges against Nelson E. Figueroa Jr., 31, of Maple Street.

Figueroa was charged with predatory sexual assault against a child, a class AII felony punishable by up to 25 years to life in prison.

He also was charged with first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree criminal sexual act. The child, police said, is under 13.

Figueroa was arraigned and committed to Genesee County Jail without bail.

He is to appear June 4 in City Court.

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