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Former youth leader at Virginia church sentenced for child sex abuse

Former church youth leader sentenced to 15 years for child sexual abuse charge
Posted at 2:07 PM, Feb 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 14:13:34-05

MATHEWS COUNTY, Va. -- A former youth leader accused of child sexual abuse was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday, WTKR reported.

Kenneth Scott Marshall was found guilty of sodomy of a minor through the use of mental incapacity or physical helplessness following a months-long investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy.

The initial investigation began in June 2018, according to court documents, and Marshall was arrested following a traffic stop in July 2018.

Marshall worked as a volunteer youth leader at Cornerstone Church until June 2018, when the church says it let him go after learning of the allegations.