Family Sues Church After Youth Pastor Gets 19 Years

The Pensacola News-Journal reports:

The family of a teenage girl who was sexually assaulted by a youth director at Gulf Breeze Methodist Church is suing the church, its leadership and the youth pastor.

Zarzaur Law, P.A. announced the lawsuit Monday against not only the church but the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, Pastor Dan Morris, Executive Pastor Kenneth York and Youth Pastor Ryan Walsh.

Walsh, 29, was found guilty of lewd and lascivious behavior of a 13-year-old, distributing obscene material to a minor and obscene communication to seduce or solicit a child. He was sentenced Oct. 7 to more than 19 years in prison.

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