Former Eastern Pa. Pastor Sentenced to 5 1/3 to 19 Years in Sex Abuse of Girl

The Republic
February 6, 2012

EASTON, Pa. A former eastern Pennsylvania pastor has been sentenced to 5 1/3 to 19 years in state prison for sexually abusing a girl for more than a decade.

Forty-six-year-old Santos Rosado pleaded guilty in Northampton County in September to charges of indecent assault, endangering the welfare of a child, corruption of minors and two counts of felony statutory sexual assault.

Prosecutors said Rosado met the girl's family while a pastor in Bethlehem. They said the abuse began when she was 12, and he tried to force her to have an abortion after getting her pregnant.

Rosado tearfully took responsibility, but the judge rejected appeals by his relatives and friends for leniency.

The sentence will be in addition to a term of 18 months to three years imposed in another molestation case.


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