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Lockport man pleads guilty to molesting Somerset girl

LOCKPORT - A Town of Lockport man pleaded guilty Monday to a felony for forcibly fondling a 13-year-old girl in Somerset last year.

John E. Castro, 27, of Strauss Road, accepted a preindictment plea offer to a reduced charge of attempted first-degree sexual abuse. The crime occurred Nov. 1.

Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III said he could send Castro to prison for as long as four years, plus 10 years of post-release supervision. Castro also will have to register as a sex offender. Murphy scheduled sentencing for June 19.


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