Tuesday, September 13, 2005

 

Youth pastor convicted of rape and charged with another will not be tried as habitual offender


Rapid City, South Dakota - A former Rapid City youth pastor, who was convicted for raping a child, and now faces a second rape charge will not be tried as a habitual offender.

40- year old Glenn Ford was sentenced to prison in March for raping a 13- year- old girl. He is facing additional charges of second-degree rape from an alleged rape involving another 13- year- old girl during the same time- period as Ford's prior conviction.

Because the second alleged rape occurred before Ford's conviction, he cannot be tried as a habitual offender. | If convicted, Ford faces a maximum of 25 years in prison in addition to the 15-years he's already serving.


See also, the never-ending chronicle of church-related crime.

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