Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Pastor Timothy Han sentenced

This guy lived right around the corner from me in one of those Korean only churches that populate the local landscape. Baptist Pastor Timothy Han of Miracleland Korean Baptist church was sentenced for performing an unlawful sex act on a 15-year-old girl.

Han pleaded guilty Oct. 8 to a felony count of unlawful sexual intercourse and a misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A felony count of oral copulation of a victim under 18 years old was dismissed.

Han was a youth group leader at Miracle Land Korean Baptist Church when he met the 15-year-old girl, Emami said. He smoked marijuana and had sex with her in the church parking lot on June 22, 2008, she said.

He was sentenced to 45 days in jail and 45 days in a work-release program. My guess is he will be “working” at the same church.

His attorney said, “There's also no evidence in any way that he abused his position in the church.” – No evidence? I guess screwing a 15-year-old in the parking lot of the church does not qualify as abuse.

Han’s sentence is a slap on the wrist and will not deter Han at all. Why not give him some real time? There is no mention of Han registering as sex offender.