60 YEARS FOR CHILD MOLESTER
The Rev. Fernando Garcia, a minister and former elementary school aide who videotaped himself molesting children pleaded guilty in Greenwood, South Carolina, to sexually abusing nearly two dozen youngsters and was sentenced to 60 years in prison. The 42 year old man pleaded guilty to 47 counts. He has admitted molesting the 23 victims, who are ages 5 to 13, at his church office and at the school. There were 26 videotapes found by police in his office showing him sexually abusing children after an 8 year old boy told his mother that he had been molested. Also found was a list of 125 names indicating he may have molested more children and young men.
(Greenwood, South Carolina)