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REPEAT SEX OFFENDER SENTENCED TO 11 TO 22 YEARS

State Supreme Court Justice Mario J. Rossetti today ordered repeat sex offender Robert Johnson Jr. to serve a prison term of 11 to 22 years.

He was sentenced for twice raping a learning-disabled Buffalo girl, now 18, who had to have an abortion after the first sex attack in 1990 when she was 13.

Johnson, 30, has been serving a 1 1/2 -to-3-year prison term since January 1994 for raping a 12-year-old Buffalo girl two years ago. He was convicted in 1987 of raping another 13-year-old Buffalo girl. Today, he told the judge he knows he needs professional counseling.

A jury on Jan. 25 found Johnson, of Hagen Street, guilty of first- and third-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child stemming from his attacks on the handicapped girl in 1990 at her family's Hill Street home and again in 1993.

Frank S. Falzone, Johnson's attorney, said he will appeal the conviction, citing evidence issues and disputes about the victim's credibility.

Prosecutor Peter A. Weinmann said the girl never sought to prosecute Johnson after the first rape in June 1990 because her mother then felt it would have been too traumatic for the girl.

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