Former Norwich pastor sentenced in molestation case

The Bulletin

The Bulletin

Norwich, Conn. —

A former First Haitian Baptist Church pastor will spend 2½ years in prison, starting this winter, after pleading guilty to molesting a 12-year-old girl on multiple occasions in 2006, when she was living with family in Norwich.

Luckner Sylvain, 49, of 44 S. A St., Taftville, pleaded guilty Wednesday in New London Superior Court under the Alford Doctrine, a legal procedure in which the defendant does not admit guilt, but agrees that the state has enough evidence against him to get a conviction.

Sylvain was facing charges of first-degree sexual assault, fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.

In addition to his prison term, which begins in December, Sylvain will have to register as a sex offender and spend 10 years on probation.

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