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LOCKPORT – The about-to-be-divorced father of three daughters under age 4 was placed on probation for 10 years Thursday for viewing child pornography.

Aaron M. Dean, 23, of Royal Parkway South, Lockport, pleaded guilty July 10 to a reduced felony charge of attempted possession of a sexual performance by a child. The material was downloaded onto his computer in January 2012.

“Three little girls and he’s looking at little-girl porn. This is a disturbing case,” said Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas, who accepted recommendations for probation from the District Attorney’s Office and a probation officer. She rated Dean a Level 1 sex offender and barred him from contact with anyone under 18, including his own children, unless there is adult supervision.