Florida Pastor Gets Five Years On Child Sex Charges

Flagler Live reports:

Alphonso Joseph, the 50-year-old Palm Coast resident and former pastor at several Bunnell churches, was sentenced this afternoon to five years in prison followed by 10 years on sex-offender probation after pleading guilty to having sex with an underage boy.

Joseph will be registered as a sex offender for the rest of his life, and will have to follow rigorous sex-offender conditions once released from prison, where he will not be eligible for early release.

His conditions include a prohibition on working or volunteering as a pastor or church leader in any capacity. Joseph had been a pastor at Vision Cathedral and Destined for Greatness Ministries in Bunnell.

Read the full article. Flagler County is on Florida’s northeast coast. His July 2022 arrest was reported here and predates the launch of our running tally.