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10th grader imprisoned for child molestation

LOCKPORT – A Wilson High School 10th grader was sentenced Thursday to two years in state prison and 10 years of post-release supervision for molesting a 5-year-old girl in Cambria.

Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas denied youthful offender status for Thomas E. McGrew Jr., 17, of Maple Road, Wilson, who had pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child.

The crimes occurred between October 2011 and the spring of 2012. McGrew could have been sent to prison for as long as four years. The time he’s spent in the County Jail since his arrest last September will count toward his prison time.