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Troopers arrest Lockport man, 18, on sex charges

LOCKPORT – State police announced Saturday that they arrested a Lockport man Thursday and charged him with sex crimes.

Jared A. Person, 18, was charged with first-degree criminal sexual act, sexual misconduct, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. Person is accused of forcible sexual contact with a person younger than 17 in Newfane, in the wake of an April 2 call to the state child abuse hotline.

The criminal mischief and harassment charges are linked to o a March 27 fight between Person and another man in the hallway of an apartment building on Lincoln Place in the Town of Lockport, in which a wall was damaged, police added