Former Pastor Jonathon Christopher Powell Sentenced to 8 Yrs for Sexual Abuse

Former pastor Jonathan Christopher Powell pleaded guilty to charges of criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and was sentenced to 8 years on Monday, Jan. 26. The charges stemmed from his sexual assaults on two 13- and 15-year old girls.

He will serve the 3- and 5-year terms consecutively and will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release.