Pastor gets 40 years for child molesting

(WISH Photo, file)
(WISH Photo, file)

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.

WISHTV.com 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s