Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Pastor Pleads Guilty To Sex Charges
HEBRON, Ohio -- A Central Ohio minister accused of sexually abusing two teenage girls in his congregation changed his plea in court Monday.
Lonny "Joe" Aleshire, 35, was the associate pastor at the Licking Baptist Church in Hebron.
In February, Aleshire, who has a wife and four children, pleaded not guilty to six counts of unlawful sex with a minor and one count each of rape and sexual battery.
Aleshire pleaded guilty to reduced charges and was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Judge Jon Spahr also labeled Aleshire a sexually-oriented offender.
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