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FORT EDWARD — A Hudson Falls man who violated probation on a child sex conviction admitted Friday that he violated probation and is headed to prison for 3 years.

Lawrence "Ox" Loveday, 40, admitted Friday that he did not disclose an email account and social media accounts when registering as a sex offender.

Loveday is on probation for a first-degree sexual abuse conviction that stemmed from an incident in which he fondled a 7-year-old child in 2015. Hudson Falls Police arrested him in September 2016, after the girl disclosed the abuse.

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Loveday went to trial in the case last January.

But he got a favorable plea deal during his trial. A juror in the case was found to have had lunch with a court staff member the first two days of proceedings and to have failed to disclose she knew the staffer. A standard question during jury selection is whether a prospective juror knows anyone who works in the court or criminal justice systems.

He was arrested last month for violating probation and is being held in Washington County Jail, pending sentencing later this month. Washington County Judge Kelly McKeighan agreed to impose a 3-year prison term, to be followed by 9 years on parole.

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