by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World
The former pastor of the North Carolina church New Life Christian Center, Keith Devon Pitts, has been convicted of nine counts of sexual abuse with the same girl. WCNC News reports that ” his nine counts include sex offense of a child and taking indecent liberties with a child.”
According to WCNC News, Pitts was arrested back in 2009 “on charges he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl in his home in 2006, 2008 and then again, in 2009.” On Monday, the jury found Pitts guilty, but the entirety of the trial spanned for five days last week. For his sick actions, he will spend nothing less than twenty years behind bars, maybe even 24 1/2 years.
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