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      Ex-youth minister sentenced on sex abuse charges

      A Cullman County judge has sentenced a former Wetumpka church youth minister convicted of sexually abusing a child to 10 years in prison.{} 38 year old John Astorga was sentenced Wednesday.{} In December, a jury found him guilty of first degree sexual abuse.{} He was accused of having sexual contact with a victim who was younger than 12 at the time.{} Astorga is a former minister at Bethel Assembly of God in Wetumpka.{} An Elmore County jury found him guilty in April 2012 of two counts of sexual abuse.{} A Madison County grand jury indicted him on three counts of first degree sexual abuse in 2010.{}

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