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Inactive Priest Gets Prison for Molestation

June 08, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

A Roman Catholic priest convicted of molesting a 13-year-old girl more than 20 years ago was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison.

Inactive priest Don Kimball also must register as a sex offender for molesting the girl.

At the same trial, he was found not guilty of raping a 14-year-old girl in Santa Rosa in 1977.

Kimball was convicted in Sonoma County Superior Court of two counts of lewd conduct with the girl and sentenced to seven years on each count, to run concurrently.

Kimball--along with Boston's John Geoghan, now serving a nine- to 10-year sentence on a molestation conviction--is one of few ex-priests to be convicted of a sex crime since the scandal broke nationwide.

Most abuse claims are litigated in civil court.

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