Jack Schaap Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Teen Sex Case
Former First Baptist Church of Hammond, Ind., pastor Jack Schaap was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Wednesday for sex crimes with a female church member who was 16 years old at the time.
CBS Chicago reported that prosecutors had asked for 10 years for Schaap, but federal guidelines called for at least 168 months for such a crime. Schaap pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with a girl who was 16 when their relationship began last year. He was fired from his position at the church in August 2012.
"He told me to confide in him, to trust him, and he made me feel safe and comfortable around him as a man of God," the girl, who wasn't named, wrote in a letter to Judge Rudy Lozano. "[Schaap] preyed on that trust and my vulnerability."...
I would just say Christians should leave 1st Baptist (How is that a "Baptist" Church?, unless it gave up its ideas on Red Hot Preaching. There should be a few good churches around Hammond and Christian Fellowship Church being one of them.