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Former Political Party Chairman Sentenced for Sexually Abuse a Child

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 63-year-old Gerald Steven Pigeon, also known as Steve Pigeon, of Niagara Falls was sentenced this morning before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller to 364 days in jail. He will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release. 

On a date between November 2016 and December 2016, the defendant subjected a child, who was less than 11-years-old, to sexual contact at a location in Erie County. The victim was known to the defendant.

On November 6, 2023, Pigeon pleaded guilty to one count of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree (Class “D” violent felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge ahead of a jury trial that was scheduled to begin the following month. 

Today, a final order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim and the victim’s mother, which remains in effect until December 2031. 

DA Flynn commends the New York State Police and the Child Advocacy Center for their work in the investigation. 

The case was prosecuted by Chief Lynette M. Reda of the Special Victims/Domestic Violence Bureau, Chief Cathleen M. Roemer of the Buffalo City Court Bureau, Assistant District Attorney Daniel J. Mattle of the Felony Trials Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Patrick E. Swanson of the Special Investigations and Prosecutions Bureau.