Former ETX Priest Sentenced in Child Molestation Case

CINCINNATI, OH (KYTX) -- A former East Texas priest has been sentenced for sexual assault of a 10-year-old boy.  In September 2013, Father Robert Poandl was convicted of taking a 10-year-old Cincinnati boy to West Virginia in August 1991 for illicit purposes.  From 1994 to 1999, Poandl worked in Pittsburg, Texas which is in the Tyler diocese.  CBS affiliate WKRC in Cincinnati, Ohio reports a federal judge sentenced Poandl to 7 and a half years behind bars.


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