I hope that in 2 years the girl files a civil suit against that "Man of God"....for Pete's sake, if he "was in over his head" about dealing with the allegations of sexual abuse, then why, since being a preacher is a professional position, didn't he seek the advice and counseling of another professional, preferably a woman skilled in dealing with sexual abuse of children.
And "boo - hisssss" to the judge who made the penalties so light
We had a similar case, with one of our local churches defending beatings...it was a tough case, but our judge was tougher, and when facing jail, the parents decided that they'd try alternate parenting. At the 1 year review, the child's scholastic and social performance was greatly improved, so the CPS workers were proved right. some parents