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11 January 2019
State Police and Niagara County District Attorney arrest a pediatric dentist
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Edward J. Kennedy
Troop A Commander
LOCKPORT- On January 11, 2019, the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) arrested Dr. Louis A. Surace, 57 of Lockport, NY for Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree, Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child for conduct that is to alleged to have occurred between 2015 and December 2018, involving a minor. Dr. Surace was arraigned by Lockport Town Justice Honorable Cheryl A. Antkowiak and held on $20,000/$40,000 bail.
The BCI began their investigation after receiving a tip from Child Protective Services on January 2, 2019 regarding unwanted sexual contact with a child under the age seventeen. According to authorities, there is no evidence of additional victims at this time. Anyone with concerns should call the New York State Police at (585) 344-6200.
“Niagara County has a coordinated response to child abuse allegations. A specially trained team, as well as a forensic interviewer, investigate complaints made to law enforcement and/or Child Protective Services. Support services are provided to the child and supportive family members through the Child Advocacy Center,” explained Niagara County District Attorney. Resources are available Child Advocacy Center at 285-0045.
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