According to Sun-Times Media Wire:
A former northwest Indiana megachurch pastor was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday for sex crimes involving a 17-year-old female church member, the Post-Tribune is reporting.
Prosecutors had asked for 10 years for the Rev. Jack Schaap, but Judge Rudy Lozano noted federal sentencing guidelines called for at least 168 months, and he didn't want to go that much below the guidelines.
Lozano noted that Schaap, former First Baptist Church of Hammond pastor, pleaded guilty, but considering the government's case, he almost had to. He mentioned that Schaap fired an employee who went to his wife with information about his affair with a teen girl, and also asked a tech employee of the church if the photos and texts could be erased. The employee told him they could not, then went to church deacons and the FBI with the images and texts.
I'm glad our courts show little mercy toward those convicted of child-sex crimes.