posted on December 05, 2011 14:55
A registered sex offender from Batavia will serve 2-4 years in state prison after sentencing today in Genesee County Court.
37-year-old Marlek Holmes pleaded guilty about a month ago to Dissemination of Indecent Material to a Minor and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Police said he sent an indecent text message to a 16-year-old girl and attempted to engage the girl in intercourse.
Holmes also pleaded guilty for Failure to Register and Failure to Verify his address, as is required by New York State law for all registered sex offenders.
Holmes will serve concurrent sentences on all four charges.
In court today, some details of a pre-sentence interview with a probation officer were released. In the interview, Holmes allegedly told an officer that he considers his sexual conduct "vanilla," and he said his actions are his "normal sexual conduct."
In a rare turn, Judge Robert Noonan did not address Holmes prior to sentencing.
Holmes had nothing to say to the judge.