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77-year-old Penn Hills man gets 27 to 54 years for sex crimes against girls

| Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, 6:36 p.m.
Joseph Campinelli of Penn Hills

A 77-year-old man was sentenced to 27 to 54 years in prison on Tuesday after being found guilty of 24 charges related to sex crimes against children.

Joseph Campinelli of Penn Hills must also register as a sex offender as ordered by Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Donna Jo McDaniel.

Campinelli was found guilty in September of multiple counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault, aggravated indecent assault, endangering the welfare of children, promoting prostitution and corruption of minors.

Police filed charges against Campinelli after Allegheny County Police Department's General Investigations Unit launched an investigation against him in November 2015.

Three girls, who were 13 at the time, said Campinelli committed numerous crimes against them.

He was arrested in January.

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