Pastors, Counselor at Christian Boot Camp Get 20 Years for Child Abuse

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Two pastors and a counselor who led a church-run boot camp for troubled teens in Alabama were each sentenced to 20 years in prison for their role in the abuse of multiple children left under their care. Pastor William Knott, 48, who served as the instructor for boys at the home, and counselor Aleshia Moffett, 42, who served as the instructor for the girls, both received 20-year sentences to be served concurrently for each of the three counts of aggravated child abuse imposed by state prosecutors, according to an AL.com report. The sentences are the result of a years-long investigation and litigation process that began in 2011 when an investigator witnessed a naked boy crouching in a 6-by-8-foot isolation room. Read More…