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Sex offender draws three years in prison

LOCKPORT – Jarad R. Matsulavage, a Lockport man who hid the 14-year-old girl he was having sex with in a closet during a police raid Oct. 11, was sentenced Monday to three years in state prison and 10 years of post-release supervision.

Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III said the girl’s grand jury testimony accused Matsulavage, 19, of injecting her with drugs, although Matsulavage was not indicted on any drug charges. “I never in my life have injected anyone,” Matsulavage said. Murphy said he didn’t believe Matsulavage’s denial.

He pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal sexual act after the hourlong search of his Robinson Road apartment that eventually found the girl.