WI Pastor Gets 45 Days In Underage Prostitution Sting

The Hudson Star-Observer reports:

On Wednesday, Washington County District Judge Siv Mjanger in Minnesota sentenced Jason James Taylor, formerly a pastor at Calvary Chapel Solid Rock in New Richmond, to serve 45 days in Washington County Jail for his conviction on a single felony count of prostitution involving a teen 16 to 17 years old.

Undercover agents posing as minors or sex buyers on social media arranged to meet with adults in-person where they were arrested. The former pastor was accused of visiting an established commercial sex website where he selected a girl who appeared to be under 18 based on a “decoy” photo.

Taylor will be placed on supervised probation for three years and is required to enroll in and successfully complete a sex offender treatment program. Upon successful completion of probation, the offense would be reduced to a misdemeanor conviction.

Read the full article. Taylor, who is married with four children, was fired by the his Wisconsin church last year upon his arrest.