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Psychiatrist sentenced in molestation case

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A once-prominent child psychiatrist in Northern California has been sentenced to eight years in prison for molesting his young patients over a span of three decades.

Eighty-one-year-old William Ayers pleaded no contest in May to eight molestation charges.

The former president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry was about to be retried after the first jury couldn't reach a verdict.

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