An ex-Seneca Valley Junior ROTC instructor found guilty of molesting a former cadet is heading to prison for at least a decade.
Butler County Common Pleas Judge Timothy McCune on Friday sentenced Kevin Johnson to 11 to 22 ½ years in prison.
In December, the 54-year-old retired Army sergeant major from Portersville was found guilty of sexually assaulting a young man in the district’s military program from 2004 through 2008. The charges included involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, a first-degree felony.
That former cadet, now 23, was present as the verdict was read last year. He testified he carried on a four-year sexual relationship with Johnson while he was a student at Seneca Valley High School.
Johnson was found not guilty of molesting a second former student in the program who testified during the trial that Johnson molested him and threatened to harm his family if he told anyone about it.
Charges were first filed against Johnson after his arrest in February 2008. His first trial in 2009 ended in a mistrial after Len Keller, the then-police chief of Jackson Township, testified that Johnson had declined to submit to a polygraph test. The test results are not admissible in court. The second trial did not take place until December 2011.
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