- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - A former East Texas youth pastor has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to producing child pornography.

Federal prosecutors said 23-year-old Trevion Lechay Ethridge, of Newton, was sentenced Monday to 23 years and four months in federal prison. He entered a guilty plea in June to production of child pornography.

When he pleaded guilty, Ethridge admitted under oath that while he was a youth pastor at a Newton County church, he sent a minor pornographic images and videos of himself and enticed the minor to send pornographic images and videos in return. That happened from November 2012 to March 2013.


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