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BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two boys and making one of them say confession after the assaults has been sentenced to two and a half to 14 years in prison.

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David Lee Poulson was sentenced in Jefferson County on Friday after pleading guilty in October to corruption of minors and child endangerment.

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Poulson is one of two priests charged as a result of a damning Pennsylvania grand jury report that named almost 300 predator priests accused of abusing more than 1,000 victims over seven decades in six of the state’s dioceses.

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Prosecutors say 65-year-old Poulson abused an altar boy in church rectories more than 20 times and had him confess afterward.


Officials say Poulson was immediately taken into custody after sentencing.

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