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Ex-youth pastor in Va. sentenced on sex charges

Tuesday - 9/10/2013, 7:45am  ET

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- A former youth pastor convicted of sexually molesting three teenage boys will spend five years in prison.

Media outlets report that 41-year-old Gregory Douglas Forehand was sentenced Monday in Virginia Beach Circuit Court.

Forehand had pleaded guilty in March to five counts of custodial indecent liberties.

Police say the victims were members of Real Life Christian Church in Chesapeake, where Forehand formerly was the youth minister and then lead minister. The abuse occurred at Forehand's home in Virginia Beach.

Judge Edward Hanson sentenced Forehand to 15 years in prison and then suspended 10 years of the term.

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