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Five “Teens” Face 205 Counts Over Rape Allegations

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We all know what the codeword “teen” means nowadays…
Jul 27, 2021

Five teens face 205 counts over rape allegations

Five teenagers have been charged with raping two Buffalo girls in separate incidents last year after an Erie County grand jury returned a 205-count indictment that was unsealed Tuesday, District Attorney John J. Flynn said.

"It's the biggest case that anyone can remember," Flynn said, regarding the number of criminal charges levied, though he was not certain whether there had ever been a case that generated more indictments out of the Erie County District Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors said the first incident took place Sept. 26, when the suspects are charged with breaking into a West Side residence where an 11-year-old girl was home alone. Flynn said the suspects – Bryce J. Baker , 19, of Buffalo; Abdiwahab Sabtow , 19, of Buffalo; and an unnamed 13-year-old – raped the girl, and later fled when her mother returned home, stealing a cellphone during the incident.

"This is extremely graphic, and I am not going to publicly state exactly what occurred to this child," said Flynn, who called the acts against the girl horrific.

The girl was treated at Oishei Children's Hospital for undisclosed injuries.

According the prosecutors the second incident took place Nov. 20. Prosecutors said Sabtow and two juvenile suspects, ages 13 and 14, picked up a 16-year-old girl who Flynn said they knew and offered to give her a ride. Instead of taking her to her destination, they drove to Potomac Park and raped her, Flynn said.