Buffalo man receives 32 years-to-life for sexual assault against child

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo man has received the maximum sentence for predatory sexual assault against a child, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

Buffalo man found guilty by jury of sexual assault against a child

In late August 2016, 51-year-old Steven Burr subjected a girl younger than 13 years old to sexual contact, authorities said. Then, between or around September 2016 and February 2018, Burr engaged in two or more acts of sexual conduct and sexual intercourse with the same victim, they said. The victim was known to him.

Burr was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child and first-degree sexual abuse on March 15, 2024.

An order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim until 2074.

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Kayleigh Hunter-Gasperini joined the News 4 team in 2024 as a Digital Video Producer. She is a graduate of Chatham University.

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