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LOCKPORT – A Level 1 sex offender was sentenced Wednesday by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas to four years in prison, 10 years of post-release supervision and fees totaling $1,425 for three felonies.

Michael W. Lanham, 24, of Akron Road, Royalton, had pleaded guilty to violating the Sex Offender Registration Act by not informing the state of an Internet account he had opened, and also had admitted to violating probation on two 2010 convictions from Genesee County: third-degree rape and possession of a sexual performance by a child.

Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth R. Donatello told Farkas that Lanham’s probation officer said Lanham was still surfing the Internet for pornography and also was visiting nudist websites to look at photos of naked children.

“I’d rather do the time and get myself straightened out,” Lanham said. “I don’t want to be this person.”