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Pediatric dentist charged with sex abuse involving a minor

Posted at 5:23 PM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 20:57:22-05

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) — A pediatric dentist from Lockport is facing sex abuse charges involving a minor.

Dr. Louis Surace, 57, is charged with first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree sexual abuse, third-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. According to the Niagara County District Attorney's Office, the abuse took place between 2013 and December 2018 and involved a child who is currently 15 years old.

The investigation began after authorities received a tip from Child Protective Services on January 2nd of this year regarding unwanted sexual contact with a child under the age of 17.

New York State Police say there is no evidence at this time of additional victims.

7 Eyewitness News has learned that the incidents did not take place at the clinic.

Anyone with concerns can call state police at (585) 344-6200.