Former Pastor Larry Jackson was given two 40-year sentences for sexually assaulting two sisters. Jackson pled guilty to the charges in court on Tuesday, July 15, 2008. On Wednesday, the jury deliberated about 15 minutes before reaching its decision.
While the judge originally said the sentences would be served consecutively, a legal detail may require that they be served concurrently. Jackson would be eligible for parole in 20 years.
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