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NIAGARA POLICE & COURTS

>Jury convicts teenager of sexual misconduct

LOCKPORT -- A Town of Niagara teenager was convicted Friday night of having consensual sex with a 15-year-old girl last year, but was acquitted on charges of raping her.

A Niagara County Court jury found Brian M. McGuire, 18, of Donna Drive not guilty of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act in connection with the Aug. 29 incident. But he was found guilty of two counts of sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor carrying a maximum one-year jail term

Defense attorney Michele G. Bergevin said under the law, there was no defense from the charge of sex with an underage girl, even though McGuire was 17 himself at the time. Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza scheduled sentencing Sept. 14.

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>Cocaine dealer admits guilt, awaits sentencing

LOCKPORT -- A cocaine dealer pleaded guilty Friday before Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza.

Carlton E. Frida, 36, of Walnut Street, Lockport, admitted to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and was scheduled for sentencing Oct. 19.

Frida sold the drug to a police informant in Newfane July 26.

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>Olcott home looted of $5,000 in jewelry

OLCOTT -- Nearly $5,000 in jewelry was taken from a Franklin Street home, according to Niagara County sheriff's deputies.

A 78-year-old man told deputies that a $700 necklace, a $1,550 gold wedding band, a $2,000 diamond ring and a $460 ring were taken from a blue velvet box on the kitchen counter.

There was no sign of forced entry, but the man said there had been numerous people in and out of the house following a recent death in the family.

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