Hultley faces new child rape charges


BATAVIA — A Batavia man arrested in July and charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting three children now faces more charges after an investigation revealed yet another victim.

Genesee County sheriff’s investigators said they have concluded an investigation against Melvin A. Huntley with the discovery of the fourth victim.

Huntley, 40, of Wilkinson Road, was charged Thursday with first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse and predatory sexual assault of a child, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Youth Officer Howard Carlson, in a news release, said an ongoing investigation “found that ‘Huntley subjected a total of four victims to various incidents of sexual assault over the course of seven years.’”

He said the investigation is complete. That means the case will likely be remanded to a Genesee County grand jury for consideration.

The first charges against Huntley came on July 8 when he was charged with predatory sexual assault, first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, first-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse.

The charges were related to one victim.

Further investigation led to more charges on July 28, when Huntley was charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a child under 11, first-degree sex abuse of a child under 13 and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Huntley remains in Genesee County Jail, where he has been since the arrest in early July.

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