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Former Jersey City Pastor Found Guilty Of Assaulting 10-Year-Old Girl

Orlando Martinez-Chavez
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A pastor at a Jersey City church was convicted of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child at trial last week, the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office said.

Orlando Martinez-Chavez, 48, formerly a pastor at Iglesia Pentecostal Lirio de los Valles, was charged with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old parishioner in 2013. 

He faces up to 10 years in prison on the assault charge and five years for the child-endangerment charge, Under state law, he must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence in prison before he's eligible for parole. 

His sentencing is scheduled for December. 

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