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Priest pleads guilty
Former Priest Pleads GuiltyBy WBNG News

Former Priest Pleads Guilty
November 19, 2010

Montrose, PA (WBNG Binghamton) A man accused of coercing minors to have sex while he was a priest pleads guilty in Susquehanna County.

Ralph Johnson, 82, of Gibson appeared at the courthouse in Montrose.

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He plead guilty to two charges related to engaging in sex with minors.

Johnson was a priest at St Ann's Church in Afton.

A man came forward and accused Johnson of molesting him for 4 years back in the 1990s when he was a teenager.

Other victims also came forward, including a man with a mental disability who said Johnson sexually assaulted him at age 14.

Johnson will be sentenced at the end of March in 2011.

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