NORTH TONAWANDA – Business owner Bradley K. McNamara faces a long list of charges, including rape, for the alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl over the past two years, police said Thursday.
McNamara, 39, of Division Street, had allegedly been abusing the girl since she was 11 and continued the assaults on regular basis until he was caught this week, said Lt. Karen Smith of the North Tonawanda Juvenile Aid Bureau.
“It began in the summer of 2011 and went every day or every other day up until Jan. 27,” Smith told The Buffalo News.
McNamara was arraigned Wednesday on felony counts of second-degree rape, criminal sexual act, course of sexual conduct against a child and misdemeanor counts of second-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. He was released after posting $30,000 bail in North Tonawanda City Court. He returns to court Feb. 13.
Smith said he was arrested a few days after the most recent alleged incident of abuse, when the girl reported the case to an adult who then contacted police.
McNamara is the co-owner of Juicy Vapors, an electronic cigarette company founded in 2008 with local offices in Amherst and the Town of Tonawanda.
McNamara had been on probation after being convicted three years ago of stealing more than $50,000 from his ill father from 2004 to 2007. He pleaded guilty to third-degree grand larceny in 2009 and was sentenced in 2010 to six months in jail and five years’ probation.
Prosecutors said at that sentencing that McNamara took advantage of his father while he was debilitated from a brain tumor, going through his father’s entire 401(k) and running up credit card bills.