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Pediatric dentist sentenced to prison for attempted criminal act against a child

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Posted at 5:22 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 17:23:01-05

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Niagara County District Attorney's Office announced a pediatric dentist has been sentenced to prison for attempted criminal act against a child.

Louis Surace pleaded guilty to attempted criminal act against a child in the first degree on September 15, 2020, he was sentenced to five years in prison and 15 years post release supervision.

According to a report from the Niagara County District Attorney's Office in January 2019, the abuse took place between 2013 and December 2018 and involved a child.

The investigation began after authorities received a tip from Child Protective Services regarding unwanted sexual contact with a child under the age of 17. The incidents did not take place at the clinic.