|Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault in Franklin County
April 30, 2009
News7 told you Tuesday about a former church leader who plead no contest to child abuse in Roanoke County.
Another man from the same church also entered a plea Tuesday, this one in Franklin County.
Deacon Stone was found guilty of 12-charges of sexual assault involving three different victims.
Stone had been the deacon at Heritage Baptist Church in Vinton, but investigators say the abuse did not take place there.
The Commonwealth's Attorney says there is no agreement on sentencing. Stone could face up to three life sentences plus 180 years.
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