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Sex charges dismissed against North Tonawanda man

LOCKPORT – After a hung jury that leaned strongly toward acquittal, and the alleged victim’s desire not to testify again, Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas accepted a prosecution recommendation Monday that all charges be dismissed against Bradley K. McNamara, a North Tonawanda business owner charged with sexually abusing an adolescent girl.

On Oct. 28, a County Court jury voted 10-2 to acquit McNamara, 40, of Division Street, on charges of second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, second-degree criminal sexual act, attempted second-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child.

The girl, now 14, asserted that she was abused between the spring of 2011 and January 2013. McNamara, owner of Juicy Vapors, an electronic cigarette company, had rejected a misdemeanor plea offer in September. Monday, he accepted an order of protection barring him from contacting the girl until her 18th birthday.

His probation sentence for a 2007 larceny conviction was modified by Farkas to allow him to contact his son and daughter. Previously, McNamara was barred from contact with anyone under 18 as a condition of probation.