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Former Kanawha custodian guilty of sexual abuse

By From staff reports

A jury has found a former Kanawha County school custodian guilty of sexual abuse of a juvenile.

John Cordell Johnson, 56, of St. Albans, was arrested earlier this year and indicted by a Kanawha Grand Jury. He went on trial this week before Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom.

The jury reached a verdict Wednesday. Johnson will be sentenced in December and faces a possible five- to 25-year sentence for the crime. Prosecutors said the female victim was 7 years old when the abuse began. Johnson has been incarcerated at South Central Regional Jail since his arrest in April.


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