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Written by WBTA STAFF on January 12, 2019
State Police arrest pediatric dentist in Lockport for child sex abuse.
The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation has arrested 57 year old Dr. Louis Surace of Lockport for alleged sexual abuse of a minor.
Surace is accused of having unwanted sexual contact with a child under the age seventeen during incidents occurring between 2013 and December 2018.
Investigation began after police received a tip from Child Protective Services on January 2nd of this year.
Dr. Surace was charged with multiple counts of Sexual Abuse in the First, Second and Third Degrees along with Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
He was arraigned and ordered to be held on $20,000 bail.
According to authorities, there is no evidence of additional victims at this time.
Anyone with concerns should call the New York State Police at 344-6200.
Pembroke’s Shooting for a Cure hits’ milestone in fundraising.
The ‘Shooting for a Cure’ fundraiser hosted by the Girls Basketball team in Pembroke brought in $28,000 to battle cancer just this year alone.
The 8th annual fundraiser was held at the Pembroke High School Thursday night.
The continued contributions of students, coaches and community members has pushed the fundraising past the $100,000 donation milestone since starting the event in 2011.
Pembroke may have lost the match against the Lady Irish of Notre Dame with a final score of 50 to 31 however it’s clear there were only winners on the court that night.
Lakeville resident arrested for child porn by Livingston County lawmen.
Following a joint investigation with the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force 20 year old Ryan Horan was arrested on felony charges by deputies.
Horan is accused of sharing images of child porn with an FBI agent during an undercover operation and numerous images of child porn were subsequently recovered from Horan’s electronic devices.
He is charged with felony counts of Possessing and Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child.
Horan was remanded to the custody of the Sheriff on $7,500 bail.
GCEDC approves incentives for new truck set-up facility.
The Genesee County Economic Development Center has approved just over $50,000 in incentives for Churchville Fire Equipment Corp. including sales, mortgage and property tax exemptions.
Churchville Fire Equipment Corp. is purchasing land on Perry Road in Pavillion to build a truck set-up facility.
The $900,000 investment by the company, which includes a $700,000 dollar land purchase will create 3 new jobs.
According to the Development Center for every one dollar in incentives, the company will be investing $78 into the local economy.