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Ex-pastor gets 6 years for sexually assaulting woman during prayer
Ex-pastor gets 6 years for sexually assaulting woman during prayer

A former Norwalk pastor was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison for sexually assaulting a female congregant while praying for her during a counseling session, prosecutors said. Jorge Castro, 55, was sentenced after pleading no contest to one felony count of sexual penetration by foreign object. Castro must also register as a sex offender for life, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. The assault occurred in April 2010, when the woman went to Castro, pastor at Las Buenas Nuevas Church, for spiritual counseling. Los Angeles County sheriff's officials, who arrested Castro last year at his Norwalk home, previously alleged the former...

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