Former Mansfield pastor sentenced to 50 years in prison for sexually abusing child

Dallas Morning News

April 27, 2918

Claire Z. Cardona, Breaking News Producer

A former Mansfield pastor convicted of sexual abuse of a child and indecency was sentenced to half a century in prison Thursday, officials announced.

Jose Luis Pizarro, 42, was sentenced to 50 years on a 2016 charge of sexual abuse of a child younger than 14 and eight years on an indecency charge, the Tarrant County district attorney’s office said.

The sentences will run concurrently, DA’s spokeswoman Samantha K. Jordan said.

Pizarro, the pastor of Iglesia de Dios Nuevo Amanecer, was arrested in July 2016 on accusations that he inappropriately touched an 8-year-old girl at church.

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