Lockport Man Takes Plea in Attack on 7-Year-Old Girl

July 15, 2013 Updated Jul 15, 2013 at 1:56 PM EDT

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Lockport Man Takes Plea in Attack on 7-Year-Old Girl

July 15, 2013 Updated Jul 15, 2013 at 1:56 PM EDT

LOCKPORT, NY (WKBW-TV) - A Lockport man plead guilty this morning in Niagara County Court to first degree assault in connection with a New Years Eve attack on his girlfriend's 7-year-old daughter.

Police say 29-year-old David Alfonso strangled his girlfriend's daughter, breaking her teeth and trying to rip off her jaw.

Alfonso accepts the plea two weeks before he was scheduled to head to trial for an attempted murder charge.

He could face 5 to 15 years to life when sentenced on September 30 at 9am.