Schaap Gets 12 Years For Sex With Minor
Former First Baptist Church of Hammond pastor Jack Schaap was sentenced to 12 years in Federal prison on his guilty plea for having sex with a 16-year-old girl. The child was a member of his megachurch’s congregation. Schaap had asked the judge that he be given the minimum 10-year sentence for his sexual relationship.
First Baptist Church spokesman Eddie Wilson said in a statement this afternoon that church leaders knew this day was coming and feel the same way at the sentencing as they did, when they turned Schaap over to the criminal justice system for the crimes that he committed. Wilson said that they felt the system was..and is…fair. Wilson says the First Baptist Church of Hammond is moving beyond this situation and is continuing the healing process with its new pastor.