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Black Rock child molester sentenced to 3 1/2 years

LOCKPORT – A Black Rock man, whose molestation of a young girl was disclosed when he was on probation for other acts against the same North Tonawanda girl, was sentenced Thursday to 3 1/2 years in state prison.

Mohammed Numan, 40, of Sayre Street, Buffalo, also will face 15 years of post-release supervision for his guilty plea to attempted first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child.

Numan was on probation for child endangerment in connection with a 2013 incident when he revealed during a counseling session required under terms of his probation that he had previously had sexual contact with the girl from June 2011, when she was 7 years old, through June 2013.

Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III said, “It confronted a knotty problem over whether (the admission) was compelled or not.” The result was a plea deal with Murphy agreeing to impose the minimum prison sentence. However, he added the longest possible post-release supervision; Numan would go back to prison if he violates its terms.

The judge said the attorneys showed “common sense” in working out the plea bargain, and Numan also “showed common sense in accepting it.”