Schaap Sentencing Scheduled For March 20

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Former First Baptist Church of Hammond pastor Jack Schaap is due in federal court next week for sentencing, on his guilty-plea last September to having sex with a 16-year-old girl who was a member of his megachurch’s congregation.  Prosecutors asked for a delay in the sentencing from early January to be able to work on victim restitution.  Schaap’s attorney unsuccessfully objected to the delay.  He asked the judge that he be given the minimum 10-year sentence for his sexual relationship.  Schaap was originally scheduled for sentencing Tuesday but the hearing was reset for March 20th.


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