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A bicycle-riding philanthropist who raised money locally for the American Diabetes Association, is likely headed to prison on sex abuse charges.

57-year-old Gary Draper of Batavia pled guilty earlier this year to two counts of Felony Sexual Abuse in the First Degree. He was arrested back in July after a Batavia Police investigation uncovered his crimes. Draper abused two family members between the ages of 9 and 12; a third victim was a family friend.

Gary Draper had been known for years locally as a man who rode his three-wheeled bike around Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties to raise money for his favorite charity.

He may now be sentenced to up to 14 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for 1:30pm tomorrow in Genesee County Court.


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