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Lockport man rejects DA's plea offer in sex assault cases

Jordan R. Patterson, already convicted of raping two teenage girls, rejected a plea offer Tuesday that would have wrapped up cases involving two other alleged sexual assault victims.

Jordan R. Patterson (Courtesy Niagara County Sheriff's Office)

Patterson faces up to 42 years in prison for his convictions. He turned down an offer from Niagara County District Attorney Caroline A. Wojtaszek to plead guilty to a single count of third-degree rape. He risks a life sentence if convicted in the trial, scheduled for Feb. 11 in State Supreme Court.

Defense attorney Robert R. Fogg said Patterson is "steadfast" in contending that he didn't have intercourse with the girl mentioned in the plea offer.

Patterson, 24, of Woodhaven Drive, Lockport, was convicted Sept. 24 on 11 counts. Tuesday's was the second plea offer he's rejected since then.

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