Pastor Gets Prison Time for Molesting 2 Girls

By Associated Press
San Jose Mercury News

August 8, 2008

SAN FERNANDO, Calif.A former pastor has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for sexually molesting two girls who attended his church in the San Fernando Valley.

Joseph Gary Torres received his sentence Thursday in San Fernando Superior Court. He was convicted of the sexual abuse in June.

Prosecutors say Torres met the victims at his Sunland church, Iglesia Bautista Reformada, which is Spanish for Reformed Baptist Church.

He molested a 12-year-old girl for six years and a 14-year-old girl for nearly a year.


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