Man accused of imprisoning and assaulting woman offered plea deal, facing several years in prison

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 June 2017 at 12:17 pm

ALBION – A Ridgeway man accused of holding a women against her will for several weeks, while physically and sexually assaulting her, has been offered a deal to plead guilty and face a maximum of 7 to 15 years in state prison.

Gerardo Quiros, 30, has until next month to decide if he wants to accept the deal presented Monday by District Attorney Joe Cardone.

Quiros is facing 36 counts including seven counts of first-degree rape, 23 counts of first-degree criminal sexual act, third and fifth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful dealing with a child and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Cardone said in court on Monday that Quiros met the woman at Buffalo club and was providing her with drugs.

Cardone said Quiros committed “a series of physical and sexual abuses” to the woman. “It’s a long, extensive story.”

Quiros entered a not guilty plea during arraignment on May 22. He was initially held without bail by Judge James Punch, but when Quiros made a court appearance with his lawyer, Scott Reardon, Punch set bail at $250,000.

Quiros has posted bail and remains free.

He was subject of a manhunt after a report on April 29 that he attacked a woman in his house. Quiros fled before police arrived, leading to a massive police search of the area and a stay-in-place order for nearby residents.

The search was called off after several hours when police determined Quiros was no longer in the area. He was arrested two days later in Lockport.

Quiros is accused of repeatedly raping and sodomizing the victim, and having drugs with a child present in the house.

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