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Priest jailed for abuse

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ROME — An Italian court on Thursday sentenced a Catholic priest to nine years and seven months in prison for sexually abusing a minor, attempting to prostitute a 17-year-old and giving drugs to teenagers.

Riccardo Seppia, 52, who was arrested last year in his parish in Genoa, was also ordered to pay $37,000 in damages, Italian media reported.

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