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Pastor, former City of Buffalo program coordinator admits sex abuse of teen

Omar Fetouh
In 2012, Rev. Antwan Diggs (at podium) talked about how recovered criminal forfeiture money was used to help his East side church grow.

A former City of Buffalo program coordinator and pastor who worked with young people pleaded guilty Thursday to felony sex abuse.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office says Antwan Diggs, 51, admitted in State Supreme Court that he forced a teenager to engage in a sexual act at a downtown hotel last summer.

Diggs was arrested in October and was immediately placed on administrative leave from his city position in the Division of Citizen Services, where he worked with youth and on crime prevention initiatives.

The DA's Office say Diggs faces a maximum of seven years in prison when he is sentenced in May. However, a plea deal is expected to cut that to two years in prison followed by 10 years of post-release supervision. Diggs continues to be released on $100,000 bond previously posted in Buffalo City Court.

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