BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) – Niagara Falls attorney Nicholas D’Angelo, 27, has been tried before a Supreme Court judge on charges of sexually assaulting three female victims.
In the fall of 2016, D’Angelo is said to have met one of the victims via an online dating website and picked her up at his home at an agreed time.
The prosecutor’s office reported that D’Angelo was accused of driving past an unknown location in Niagara Falls and detaining the victim by locking the doors of his vehicle. It is also alleged that he violently engaged in sexual intercourse and behavior with the victim in his vehicle.
On October 26, 2018, D’Angelo allegedly subjected a second woman to sexual contact through coercion at his law firm in Lockport City.
D’Angelo is charged with patronizing a third victim for prostitution, according to Erie County’s prosecutor John Flynn.
He allegedly engaged in sexual behavior and intercourse with the victim on three separate occasions between August 28, 2019 and October 7, 2019 at a location in North Tonawanda and his law firm in Niagara Falls.
The prosecutor’s office told News 4 that D’Angelo has been charged on two additional occasions of intercourse and sexual behavior with the victim, who was under 17 at the time.
The prosecution accuses D’Angelo:
- A first degree rape, a class “B” crime
- Two cases of first degree sex offenses, class “B” crimes
- A First Degree Sexual Abuse Count, a Class “D” Crime
- Two cases of third-degree sex offenses, class “E” crimes
- Two third-degree rape counts, class “E” crimes
- A count of illegal detention in the second degree, a class “A” offense
- Three cases where a person is patronized for third degree prostitution, class “A” offenses
According to Flynn’s office, D’Angelo was indicted by a Niagara County grand jury, and the Erie County prosecutor was appointed special prosecutor after the Niagara County prosecutor pulled out of the case.
He faces a maximum of 35 years in prison if convicted on all charges.
D’Angelo will be returning for a virtual pre-investigation conference on Wednesday December 9th at 11:30 am and will be released at his own discretion.