Ex-teacher’s aide gets prison term in sex assault of 3 girls

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LEBANON, Pa. (AP) – A former central Pennsylvania middle school teacher’s aide has been sentenced to nine to 23 months in prison for sexually assaulting three girls while he worked at the school.

The Lebanon Daily News reports Jonathan Kantner was also sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation on charges including institutional sexual assault of a minor, corruption of minors and unlawful contact or communication with a minor.

Authorities say the 31-year-old Newmanstown man was a teacher’s aide at Lebanon Middle School.

Police say he was arrested in February on charges he inappropriately touched two 11-year-old girls in a classroom.

Prosecutors say another girl later came forward and said Kantner sexually assaulted her several years earlier.

Kantner apologized before receiving his sentence.

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