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Lancaster man goes to prison for seeking sex with 12-year-old girl

A Lancaster man who went to Niagara Falls on Aug. 16, planning to have sex with a 12-year-old girl, was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison.

"You look benign, but you're a dangerous man," State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. told Larry J. Thompson, 60, of Cedarbrook Drive. Thompson had pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree criminal sexual act.

Niagara County First Assistant District Attorney Holly E. Sloma said Thompson answered an online advertisement to set up the encounter in a Niagara Falls Boulevard motel, but he was greeted by an FBI agent. The sting was set up by a task force fighting crimes against children.

Thompson's record includes an 11-year sentence for a 2001 gunpoint kidnapping and assault in Michigan.

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