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Sentenced for Molestation|
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former Tulsa County minister accused of molesting a teen-age
church member was sentenced Friday to five years in
Steve Lamberson, 35, pleaded no contest April 3 to
Tulsa District Judge Ned
Turnbull refused to grant any probation,
but agreed to
review the sentence in four months.
Lamberson, a resident
of the Mounds area, was pastor and
principal of Liberty
Heights Free Will Baptist Church and academy
Tulsa County when the offenses occurred, said a report by
Sheriff's Deputy Gary Ross.
Lamberson was charged in
1994 with molesting a girl -- now 18
years old -- in
December 1991 and March 1992, when she was 14 and
Lamberson "is no longer in the preaching business,"
attorney Fred Schraeder said when a plea agreement
was reached in
April, halting jury selection for a trial.
Lamberson, who performed 80 hours of court-ordered
service, was jailed Friday. He had been free on
$3,000 bail for
more than a year.
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