Buffalo man sentenced to prison for sexually abusing child victims

Posted at 7:20 PM, November 2, 2021 and last updated 12:17 AM, December 13, 2022

By: Anthony Reyes

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Buffalo man has been sentenced to prison for sexually abusing child victims.

The Erie County District Attorney’s Office announced 28-year-old Keenen M. LaValley was sentenced in Erie County Court to a determinate sentence of 12 years in prison followed by 20 years of post-release supervision and will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release.

Keenen M. LaValley

The district attorney’s office said LaValley sexually abused child victims that were 13-years-old or younger on numerous occasions between June 1, 2010 and September 1, 2017 at a location in Buffalo.

A jury convicted LaValley of two counts of sexual abuse in the first degree and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. According to the district attorney’s a verdict was reached after two days of deliberation following a nearly five-day trial.

Orders of protections issued on behalf of the victims will remain in effect until November 1, 2040.

This story was originally published Nov. 1, 2021, by WKBW in Buffalo, an E.W. Scripps Company.