Thursday, January 17, 2008

Youth pastor re-sentenced

"Pastor" Paul Gagnon, a pedophile convicted of 38 charges related to the production of child porn, was re-sentenced to 93 months to 20 years in prison. His original sentence was 13-to-20 years.

A Flint man and self-described youth pastor who preyed on children was re-sentenced after a judge exceeded his guidelines at an earlier sentence.

Genesee Circuit Judge Archie L. Hayman told Paul L. Gagnon he wished he could sentence Gagnon to life in prison.

"I can't even give you the amount of time I think you deserve," he told Gagnon, citing state-mandated guidelines.

Gagnon was known as "Pastor Paul" to the scores of children.

In May, Hayman sentenced Gagnon, 52, of Flint, to 13-20 years in prison on 38 counts related to manufacture and possession of child porn.

But because of sentencing guidelines, Hayman re-sentenced Gagnon to 93 months to 20 years on those charges.

Source: Sentence reduced for 'vile' youth pastor - News Now - The Flint Journal -

This is one sick man. It is too bad he did not qualify for a "die in prison" re-sentencing. And to be fair, Gagnon is a self described youth pastor.


Anonymous said...

i am the grand daughter of this monster. he hurt my friends and family more than you can ever imagine. so id appreciate if youd take this down.

Mojoey said...


Sorry but no. The whole point of me posting is so that people will not forget and that others may be warned.

I'd love to hear your story. I'll even post it here if you like. Just send me an email.