Local pastor sentenced for failing to report child abuse

The Bread House South church in Lansing, where youth pastor Victor Trevino Junior is charged in two sexual assault cases. (WILX)
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LANSING, MI (WILX) -- A pastor at a local church has been sentenced for failing to report child abuse.

Victor Trevino Sr. was sentenced Thursday to 80 hours of community service for not reporting the abuse allegedly done by his son.

Trevino Jr. is a youth pastor at the Bread House South church. Prosecutors say he had inappropriate contact with a minor between 13 and 16 years old.

He faces nine charges, including four counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of child sexually abusive activity, one count of accosting a child for immoral purposes and two counts of using a computer to commit a crime.

He's also charged with five counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a child under 13 years old and one count of second-degree criminal sexual assault in a different case.

Andrea Bitely, a spokeswoman for Trevino said, “Pastor Trevino is committed to performing the community service ordered today and offers prayers of healing and strength for all involved.”

Trevino Sr. pleaded guilty in August to the misdemeanor and must also pay $400 in fines and costs, said Scott Hughes, an Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman.

Hughes said Trevino was sentenced under a delayed sentencing statute and is due back in court Feb. 3.

If Trevino completes the county’s program he could have his case dismissed, Hughes said.

Victor Trevino Jr. is awaiting trial on several sexual assault charges.

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