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Lockport man admits molesting 4-year-old girl

LOCKPORT – A City of Lockport man pleaded guilty Tuesday to molesting a 4-year-old girl over a seven-month period, and he could go to prison for as long as 15 years.

Joseph D. Lombardo, 25, of Old Niagara Road, accepted a plea offer to attempted first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child before there was an indictment. Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III scheduled sentencing for Nov. 29 and ordered Lombardo held without bail in the meantime.

Deputy District Attorney Holly E. Sloma said the molestation occurred between October 2015 and May of this year. Police originally had charged Lombardo with first-degree criminal sexual act, which carries a 25-year maximum sentence.

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