Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Pastor Gets 10 Years Probation For Sexual Assault

Texas: A pastor was sentenced to 10 years' probation Friday after pleading "no contest" to a charge of sexually assaulting a child.

Dallas County prosecutors say Lester Cody III assaulted the girl when she was 15 and 16. Cody was given deferred adjudication probation, which means he will not have a criminal record if he follows the terms of his probation. He must also pay a $10,000 fine.

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Cody was a minister at Faith Crossing Church in Forney when he was arrested, but prosecutors say the abuse occurred when the church was in Mesquite. Cody was the girl's minister and a family friend.

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