Child Molester Gets Three Years

Jeffrey Johnson was sentenced to three years in state prison—an agreed-upon plea—on 6/3 for two felony counts of sexual assault against two girls between the ages of seven and 10. As part of the plea, Johnson admitted he was guilty and will have to register as a sex offender for life. Johnson apologized publicly in court for his actions, and the mother of the two victims read a statement displaying the impact of his offenses on their family.

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