Former Pastor Angel R. Toro Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault

Former pastor Angel R. Toro pled guilty to four misdemeanor counts of sexual assault against Doug Guillen on Tuesday, July 15, 2008, in Barron County, Wisconsin. The assault took place 21 years ago when Toro was pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Rice Lake.

At the time, Guillen helped the pastor build a fence over the course of several days and the pastor took advantage of the opportunity to assault the then-teenaged boy. During the court proceedings, Guillen said he had already “done 21 years to life” for what Toro did to him. For his crimes, Toro was sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by three years of probation.

Personal opinion — the laws need to be seriously adjusted. Perpetrators are getting a slap on the wrist, while victims are serving a life sentence.

Former Pastor Larry Jackson Pleads Guilty to Child Sexual Assault

Larry Jackson, of Kilgore, TX, former pastor of Gladewater Church of Christ, pled guilty, Tuesday, July 15, 2008, to two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Jackson could be sentenced to between five years to life for each count.