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Judge: 8 life sentences for convicted child rapist

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DAWSON, GA (WALB) -

A judge handed down eight life sentences in court Monday to Milton Johnson, who was convicted of more than a dozen counts of sexual molestation and related charges in February.

Johnson, 51, was ordered to serve five sentences concurrently, with three sentences back-to-back.  He was also given three separate 20-year sentences, those to serve concurrently.

Prosecutors said he used a child as a sexual object for himself and other adults.

It took jurors two hours to convict Milton Johnson on 17 counts, including rape, aggravated sexual battery and child molestation.

The victims' father delivered merciless words to Johnson in the courtroom.

"I want you to suffer," he said. "I want you to suffer everyday and when you lay down at night I want you to think of those kids, my kids, that you hurt. I pray to God if Hell has an exit door, I will be there to meet you."

During the course of the week-long trial in February, the father said Johnson made a disgusting face at the victims.

"Even before you give an apology you seen my daughter and my kids and you licked your tongue out, you add insult to injury," he said in court.

Only one person, an uncle who helped raised him, spoke on behalf of Milton Johnson, but even he didn't specifically ask for leniency.

In a very brief, one minute statement, the male victim said he has moved on with his life.

"I want to thank my Dad, my Father, for pushing this until we got to this day."

But the female victim, who was Johnson's described "sex toy" from the tender ages of 11 and 12 years old, told the court she will never forget.

"I pray that no other child has to go through what I went through," she said.

Prosecutors said Johnson filmed and distributed tapes of his sex acts.

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