CHRISTIAN BREAKING NEWS: Who is Cory Herthel? Former Pastor, Green Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church, Green Bay, Wisconsin – Former Pastor Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Online Sex Crimes Involving Many Minors [#CoryHerthel]
A former Green Bay pastor was sentenced to 15 years in jail for online sex crimes committed with many youngsters in Venezuela, Cuba, and Spain.
Cory J. Herthel, 40, was a pastor at Green Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church until he was sacked in June after being indicted.
Herthel’s sentencing was announced on Monday by Gregory Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
During the sentencing hearing on Monday, Senior U.S. District Judge William Griesbach called Herthel’s crime as “terrible” and a “abuse of spiritual authority.”
Griesbach believes Herthel’s misdeeds will leave his victims with profound psychological and emotional scars.
Herthel will be on supervised release for 20 years after serving 15 years in jail.
He must register as a sexual offender for the rest of his life.
The lawsuit was brought as part of the US Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood effort.
The FBI’s Green Bay and Milwaukee offices investigated, with cooperation from the Green Bay Police Department.
NEWS SOURCE & LINKS:
Green Bay Press Gazette
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