Former Pastor Gets 26 Years For Child Sex Abuse


By Greg Hambrick

A former Goose Creek pastor plead guilty Friday to sexually abusing a child over an eight year period.

James Doscher was sentenced to 26 years in prison for criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the 1st degree. He was also sentenced to 20 years and 15 years on related charges, but the sentencing will be served concurrently. Doscher will have to serve more than 22 years before he is eligible for release.

Assistant Solicitor Anne Williams of the Ninth Circuit Solicitor’s Special Victims Unit said the maximum sentence would have been 30 years because of the “Doscher was only subject to the sentencing ranges in law at the time of the offenses,” said Assistant Solicitor Anne Williams. “Because the crimes occurred 10 years ago, the maximum time he could have been sentenced to on the most serious charge was up to 30 years.”

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