Former Priest Gets Life in Prison for Raping Boy

NewsNet 5

December 30, 2008

AKRON, Ohio - A former Akron Catholic priest was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 1992 rape of an 8-year-old boy.

Joseph Williams, 64, was a priest from 1969 to 1976. The jury found his guilty of three counts of rape and kidnapping.

The jury also learned that Williams sexually molested a 12-year-old boy beginning in 1984. These crimes occurred outside of Summit County, prosecutors said.


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