LOCKPORT - A man who was convicted of molesting a 12-year-old girl last year was denounced by the victim's mother as a "sick person" as he was sentenced Monday to 20 years to life in state prison.
Parish M. Streeter, 44, of Ferry Avenue, Niagara Falls, was convicted May 14 by a Niagara County Court jury on two counts of predatory sexual assault against a child and on single counts of second-degree sexual abuse, second-degree criminal sexual act, attempted first-degree coercion and second-degree criminal contempt of court.
Streeter was charged with abusing the girl between June and August 2011.
The sentence was imposed by County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas.
"Mr. Streeter maintained his innocence at trial. He still does," Assistant Public Defender Matthew P. Pynn said. Streeter himself declined to address the court.
Assistant District Attorney Robert A. Zucco read the mother's remarks into the record. The woman called Streeter's actions "selfish and sickening" and told him, "You terrorized and intimidated my child."
Streeter served 10 years in prison for a 1994 gunpoint robbery of a Niagara Falls man. Between his release and his arrest in the sex case, the woman said, Streeter was arrested on check fraud, robbery and assault charges.
"He has shown continually through his life that he has no respect for law and authority," the woman wrote. "He shows no sign of remorse and blames the victims."
Zucco said of Streeter, "What he has done is unforgivable."