Former pastor receives sentence

A former Three Rivers pastor was sentenced last week on charges related to a case of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.
James Bailey was sentenced Thursday by Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman to nine months in jail and five years of probation.
The 66-year-old’s sentence stems from incidents on two dates early this year at Three Rivers Bible Church. Police said the victim was receiving counseling from Bailey for more than two years, creating a situation in which he overstepped his boundaries, authorities said.
Bailey expressed regret and remorse for his actions and mentioned the harm he caused his family and church community, according to Stutesman.
Bailey will have to register as a sex offender upon his release from jail.

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  1. Funny – no mention of remorse for the harm caused to the minor. Sounds like he is more remorseful about being caught.

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