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Sentence Suspended For Molesting Minister


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma County courts have given
a seven-year suspended sentence to a former Del City minister
who pleaded guilty to molesting young girls in his congregation.
The Rev. Roy E. Jones, 56, also must serve 200 hours of
community service, pay $2,000 into the state victims' compensation
fund and repay a $10,000 settlement Jones won in a lawsuit
alleging police were harassing him in the molestation investigation.
In 1986, Jones molested several young girls in his congregation
at the First Baptist Church of Del City, where he was pastor
for 35 years, authorities said.
He pleaded guilty late Thursday to two counts of taking
indecent liberties with a minor and one count of forcible
oral sodomy.

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