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Priest sentenced
Former Priest Sentenced For Sex CrimesBy Haley Burton

Former Priest Sentenced For Sex Crimes
March 24, 2011

Updated Mar 24, 2011 at 4:59 PM EDT

Montrose, PA (WBNG Binghamton) A former Episcopal priest is sentenced for having sex with minors.

Ralph Johnson, 82, will spend the next 4 1/2 to 18 years in state prison.

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Johnson was sentenced this morning in Susquehanna County Court in Montrose.

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

In November, he pleaded guilty to two charges related to engaging in sex with minors.

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 when he was 14 years old.

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