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Falls sex offender charged with molesting another child

LOCKPORT – Christopher P. Gordon, a registered sex offender because of a past child sodomy conviction, was accused Thursday in Niagara County Court of repeatedly molesting another child over a two-year period.

Gordon, 45, of 60th Street, Niagara Falls, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with predatory sexual assault against a child, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. He also denied five counts of second-degree criminal sexual act and one count of child endangerment.

Deputy District Attorney Holly E. Sloma said the crimes allegedly occurred in the Niagara Falls area between 2013 and 2015. She would not release any information on the age or gender of the alleged victim. When Gordon was arrested in June, the Sheriff’s Office said the child was under age 13.

Judge Sara Sheldon ordered Gordon held in the County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Gordon was placed on the sex offender registry after a 1999 guilty plea to third-degree sodomy. At the time, he was sentenced by then-County Judge Peter L. Broderick Sr. to five years’ probation beginning with six months in jail. The longest prison sentence that could have been imposed was four years. When Gordon was released, Broderick approved his classification as a Level 1 offender, the least severe of the three levels.

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