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Priest sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for molesting boy

CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- A federal judge sentences a priest who molested a boy to 7 and a half years in prison. Father Robert Poandl was convicted of federal sex abuse charges back in September.

Prosecutors successfully argued that Poandl abused a boy during a visit to a church in Spencer, West Virginia in 1991. The victim was ten-years-old at the time. Poandl had served as a priest with the Glenmary Home Missioners in Fairfield between 1998 and 1994.

In addition to the prison time, Poandl must pay a $2,000 fine and get treatment. He immediately taken to prison.




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