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Lockport rapist sentenced to 15 years

Jordan R. Patterson cited a biblical account of Jesus' trial as he stood before a judge Thursday to be sentenced for his convictions of raping two 14-year-old Lockport girls in 2016.

Patterson, 25, of the Town of Lockport, originally was charged with attacking five females, four of them underage. Dismissals and a jury that deadlocked on about half the charges in his September 2018 trial meant he was sentenced on 10 felonies and a misdemeanor involving two girls.

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

Patterson said he was impressed by the Bible account of Jesus' trial.

"In the face of death, he did not exchange the truth for a lie," Patterson said. "I cannot exchange the truth for a lie. I cannot admit to these crimes I did not commit."

"Pontius Pilate looked down at Jesus and said, 'I find no fault in him,' " State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. replied. "I look down at you, Mr. Patterson, and I find fault."

Kloch sentenced Patterson to 15 years in prison.

Kloch cited Patterson's "systematic abuse of young females. Women are not property."

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