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Updated: 05/17/2013 12:33 PM
Created: 05/17/2013 6:21 AM KSTP.com | Print |  Email
By: Jennie Olson

Ex-Pastor Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison


MGN Online

A former pastor is sentenced to five years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl.
    
Gustavo Resendiz Talabera pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Two counts of depriving parental rights were dismissed.
    
Authorities say Talabera and the girl ran away together. Talabera's wife told investigators he had withdrawn $3,000 from their bank account and fled.
    
Police tracked their cellphones and located them at a relative's home in Joliet, Ill.
    
The St. Paul Pioneer Press says although the age of consent is 16 in Minnesota, Talabera was charged last September because the girl was a parishioner at a West St. Paul church where he was pastor.
    
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