Youth pastor sentenced to 5 years for sexual assault of a child


by staff

Posted on April 1, 2013

CYPRESS, Texas – A former youth pastor, who pleaded guilty to raping a 16-year-old girl in 2011 and soliciting another teen online, was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday.

Chad Foster’s sentencing came after hearing testimony from his victims in front of family members, many of whom were in tears.

“It’s hard to think of any child being victimized that way, but to have it done by a youth pastor at church where they’re supposed to be safe, I think, is just extra repugnant,” Lacy Johnson, assistant district attorney, said.

The girl who Foster seduced and had sex with testified that she felt “used and cheated.” She added that she had lost her faith in God.

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