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Former educator sentenced to 48 years in prison for sexual abuse of young boys


A former educator, described by a prosecutor as a “dedicated pedophile hiding in plain sight,” was sentenced to 48 years in prison Thursday in the sexual abuse of teen boys 25 years ago when he was a Baylor University graduate student.

Jurors in Waco’s 19th State District Court deliberated about 2½ hours Thursday before returning eight-year sentences on each of six counts of indecency with a child by contact and fines totaling $6,000 for Shawn Douglas Risener.