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Former youth pastor sentenced to 3 years for sexually abusing teen from church

Jul 11, 2019

By Lindsay Watts

A former Virginia youth pastor will spend three years in prison for sexually abusing a teenager from his church.

Jordan Baird was facing up to 10 years behind bars, but on Monday, a judge sentenced him to three years, plus three years probation after he pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent acts with a child by a custodian.

“This was my lie. These were my mistakes,” said Baird. “I brought shame on my family and shame on my friendships.”

The victim in the case also spoke. She was 16 when Baird sexually abused her at the Life Church in Manassas, a megachurch owned by Baird’s family.

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