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LOCKPORT – David J. Grover, the Town of Tonawanda man who twice within five years allegedly took small girls from their homes in North Tonawanda, was rated a Level 2 sex offender Thursday as a result of his first conviction.

However, the requirement Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas imposed for Grover to report his home address to police was fairly moot, since his home will be a state prison for as long as 15 years.

That’s the sentence Grover, 35, was given April 30 on his guilty plea to second-degree kidnapping as a sexually motivated felony, stemming from a July 28 incident with a 5-year-old girl.

In a similar 2007 case, Grover served almost four years in prison for first-degree reckless endangerment for a joyride with a 4-year-old girl.