Columbus, Ga. Pastor to serve 8 years in prison for molesting 12-year-old girl
COLUMBUS, Georgia -- A former Columbus, Ga. pastor was sentenced to serve eight years in prison and another seven years on probation for molesting a 12-year-old girl. According to the report, Ford has a sexual relationship with the girl for months.
The girl's family agreed to the plea deal to keep her from having to testify. She is now 14.
Ford sometimes watched the girl while her parents were at work and bought her gifts. The relationship eventually turned sexual.
The girl later told her mother what was happening. She reported it to police on Jan. 3 [link to www.al.com]