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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