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Poulson Sentencing on Friday


The priest who taught at Bradford Central Christian High School and pleaded guilty in October to sexually abusing two boys in Jefferson County over a period of 8 years is scheduled for sentencing Friday.

Bradford resident Jim VanSickle, who says Father David Poulson abused him, too, plans on being at the sentencing.

He says no matter what the sentence is, it will be a slap on the wrist because Poulson’s victims will be dealing with their pain long after he is released from prison.

VanSickle now works for the group Stop Child Predators. He says the group has started a support group in Erie. He says anyone can contact him at


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