The Fan VSN
ENS Group Workplace of the Week
Fill Up Fridays
NAPA Holiday Car Repair Contest
Running For St Jude's Childrens Hospital
Fort Wayne Morning News with Charly Butcher
The Pat Miller Program
Money Talk with Chris Moore
Your Money With Mike
Mutual Fund Show
Fort Wayne Komets
Marketing and Advertising Career
Penny Pitch Application
Public Service Announcements
Ex-Indiana megachurch pastor seeks minimum sentenc...
Ex-Indiana megachurch pastor seeks minimum sentence...
Created by kblakeslee on 1/4/2013 2:39:12 PM
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) _ The ex-pastor of a northwestern Indiana megachurch says he deserves the minimum sentence of 10 years in prison for his sexual relationship with an underage parishioner because at the time he was under great stress, exhausted and depressed.
An attorney for 55-year-old Jack Schaap of Dyer said in a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday that Schaap was struggling to raise money for the 15,000-member First Baptist Church of Hammond and had been forced to lay off staff. He often worked 100-hour weeks and was being treated for a chronic prostate condition.
Schaap was fired by the church in July and pleaded guilty in September to taking a minor across state lines with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.
He's scheduled for sentencing Jan. 15 but prosecutors want a delay.
Copyright © 2014 WOWO 92.3 FM | 1190 AM