Thursday, November 4, 2010


The Lockport Union Sun and Journal reports on the following in today's paper...

A former Gasport man was found guilty Wednesday morning of molesting a 15-year-old male relative earlier this year in Niagara County Court.

Joshua P. Reid, 42, now of Albion, was originally charged Feb. 19 by Niagara County Sheriff’s investigator Chuck Baker with third-degree sexual abuse, third-degree criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child.

The sexual abuse charge was dismissed Monday after Judge Matthew J. Murphy III said there was a lack of evidence, but Reid was found guilty of the other two counts.

During trial, Baker, the victim and Reid took the stand.

The victim told details of the abuse that took place in January at their Royalton Center Road home. The teen reportedly told his mother and aunt about the incident Jan. 20 before they contacted authorities.

Read the rest of the story, which talks about sentencing and a disturbing comment from Reid, at: