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Lockport man takes plea deal in child sex abuse case

LOCKPORT – A Town of Lockport man pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in a child sexual abuse case Wednesday in Niagara County Court.

Brian C. Sever, 40, of East High Street, admitted to attempted first-degree sexual abuse for repeatedly molesting a girl under age 11 between May and November 2014.

Judge Sara Sheldon could send Dever to prison for as long as four years when he returns to court Nov. 13. Also, he will have to register as a sex offender.