Pastor gets 40 years for child molesting

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne pastor found guilty of two counts of felony child molesting has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

The Journal Gazette reports  James Burton was sentenced Friday. He was convicted of molesting a now-10-year-old girl between 2009 until early 2012 while he was pastor of Greater Faith Baptist Church.

The girl disclosed the abuse to a teacher at her school by a handwritten note. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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