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Saturday, April 15, 2006                                                                                       View Comments

Ex-minister gets 2 years in prison for sex with minor

Noblesville IN -- A former Noblesville minister has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to a felony charge of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Bradley Storer, 37, the former youth pastor at Faith Community Church, must serve a two-year prison term imposed by Hamilton Superior Court Judge William Hughes.

Under terms of a court order signed Tuesday, Hughes also sentenced Storer to six years of probation and four years of work-release supervision by Hamilton County Community Corrections.

Storer was accused of five counts of sexual misconduct with a minor for a sexual relationship he maintained with a teenager in his church youth group.

He pleaded guilty to two counts; three were dropped.

Evidence of the relationship emerged last year when Storer's wife found computer messages between Storer and his victim, now a 21-year-old woman.

She was 14 when the relationship began, authorities said. Noblesville police said the relationship ended when she was 19.

Storer was asked to resign from the church in March 2002 after church leaders suspected an inappropriate relationship with the girl.

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