City man pleads guilty to sex crimes with child

A Dunkirk man has pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual conduct against a child.

Aaron Gajewski, 39, will be sentenced by Judge David W. Foley at a later date to 10 years in state prison and 20 years of post-release supervision, according to a release from Chautauqua County District Attorney Jason Schmidt. The conviction is a result of a “lengthy law enforcement investigation” by the Dunkirk Police Department with Schmidt thanking the department for its assistance on the case.

The indictment was filed Aug. 24 by a Chautauqua County grand jury. Gajewski pleaded not guilty to the charges during arraignment in Chautauqua County Court on Sept. 1.

No details regarding what led to the indictment have been made public.

The charges of predatory sexual assault against a child and course sexual conduct with a child involve crimes involving kids under the age of 13.

“These types of cases, in which the victims are children, are the most serious and need to be dealt with most harshly in our community,” Schmidt said previously.