John E. Kurtz, 46, of Shamokin, is escorted by Sheriff Robert Wolfe from Northumberland County Courthouse in Sunbury Wednesday afternoon after being convicted by a jury of 43 criminal charges relating to rapes and kidnappings and attempted rapes and kidnappings in three counties.

SUNBURY — Convicted serial rapist John E. Kurtz, 46, of Shamokin, was sentenced Tuesday to 59 to 280 years in prison on 43 counts relating to multiple incidents involving five victims from November 2012 to April 2017.

Kurtz is a former SCI-Coal Township prison guard.

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