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LOCKPORT – A man who was visiting Niagara Falls for a wedding last year pleaded guilty in Niagara County Court Friday to committing a sex crime against a Philadelphia woman in a hotel.

Darryl L. Benedict, 32, of Clarks Summit, Pa., pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual abuse and could be sent to prison for as long as seven years when he returns before Judge Matthew J. Murphy III on May 2.

Assistant District Attorney Robert A. Zucco said Benedict entered a room in the Quality Inn April 20 and sought to have sex with a woman who was intoxicated and asleep.

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