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Judge to child molester: 'Not enough' to just say sorry

A North Tonawanda man apologized Friday for sexually molesting a girl over a four-year period, starting in 2010 when she was 8 years old, but the judge didn't accept it.

"We can't say 'I'm sorry' and make it go away," State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. said.

"That's not enough?" asked Paul P. Solack Jr., 66, of Third Avenue, who had pleaded guilty to second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child.

"Not enough," said Kloch, who sentenced Solack to three years in prison and 10 years of post-release supervision.

Solack had no previous criminal record. Assistant Public Defender A. Joseph Catalano said Solack "is not a predator. This was an opportunity situation."

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