Former OHL player sentenced to three years in jail

Former Windsor Spitfires hockey player Ben Johnson has been sentenced to three years in prison after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in 2013.

Johnson will also have to submit his DNA and will be on the national sex offender registry for the next 20 years.
The mother of the victim, who cannot be identified due to a publication ban, said outside court that she feels justice has been served and her daughter can begin to heal.

Johnson's lawyer Patrick Ducharme says he plans to file an appeal on the conviction but did not say what grounds the appeal would be based on.

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