Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Youth pastor convictions

Youth pastor John A. Astorga was sentenced to 36 months in prison for molesting two 16-year old girls. He thought his acts were mutually desired. One victim cried in court as she read her statement. He faces similar charges in a neighboring county. 

Youth pastor Calendario Cerdo was sentenced to 20 years in prison for molesting children who attended his church. The victims were 14 and 15 years old. He also faces 20 counts of child sexual assault in a neighboring county. 

Youth pastor Michael Norris was found guilty of child rape and child molestation in a local Portland area court. He had already been convicted of similar charges, including the production of child pornography, in Federal court. He is already serving a 25-year sentence. Sentencing for this case is in September. I don't expect lieniency.