Former Lawrence Man Sentenced to Jail, Probation in Child Sex Abuse Case

6 News
January 10, 2012

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Christopher Cormack was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 3 years probation Tuesday for indecent liberties with a child. He'll also have to register as a sex offender

Cormack had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old church member starting in 1999, while serving as a youth group leader at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 New Hampshire.

Cormack was convicted of the crime in 2008, but granted a new trial in the case last year. The man, who now lives in Abilene, took a plea deal with prosecutors instead of going to trial a second time.

Today in court, Cormack apologized to the victim, his family and friends. He described his actions as "a tremendous lapse in judgement."

His wife also addressed the court, saying he's a good husband. She'll give birth to their first child in 4 months.

We'll have a complete story on today's sentencing tonight on 6News at 6, on Knology Channel 6.


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