Former Pastor Sentenced for Sex with Foster Child
March 2, 2016
A former Altus pastor will be spending the next few years behind bars.
He pleaded guilty on Tuesday in connection with sexual assault and molestation of a foster child in his custody.
District Attorney John Wampler says 58-year-old Tommy Lynn Bailey admitted to committing the acts in 2009.
He was originally charged with sexual abuse of a child between 2009 and 2012.
He pleaded to two counts of assault with the intent to commit a felony of lewd molestation.
He received five years in prison and five years on probation.
He also paid $7,500 fines on each count and $15,000 restitution to the foster child.
Police say the abuse began when the girl was living in Bailey's home at age 14.
Bailey served as pastor of the Elm and Hudson Church of Christ for about 15 years.