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Child molester violates probation, heads to prison

LOCKPORT – Dwight A. Lester, who violated the terms of his probation after pleading guilty to abducting and molesting a 13-year-old boy, was sentenced to 16 months to four years in prison Tuesday by Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.

Lester, who said he is gay, drove the victim from Buffalo to Lockport and molested him July 14, 2013. He pleaded guilty in February 2014 to first-degree unlawful imprisonment and attempted third-degree sexual abuse. He already has served about six months in jail, which counts toward his sentence.

Lester, 41, of Cave Street, Lockport, was not supposed to be alone with anyone under 18, but he said he drove an underage boy to get his hair braided and received a speeding ticket afterward while trying to get to the Probation Department.

Murphy told him, “You don’t understand the necessity of following the rules of probation. You come in here with the attitude that you’re the victim. Well, you’re not the victim.”