LOCKPORT – A former Cambria resident now living in Orleans County admitted Tuesday in Niagara County Court that he fondled the private parts of a 17-year-old girl on the couch in his former home.

Matthew L. Boyce, 39, now of Ridge Road in Ridgeway, pleaded guilty to forcible touching, a misdemeanor, and could go to jail for as long as a year when he is sentenced June 3 by County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.

The incident occurred on the evening of Oct. 15, Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth R. Donatello said.