Pastor Who "De-Gayed" Boys With Sex Will Serve No Prison Time
We were all horrified and dumbfounded yesterday when Iowa youth pastor Brent Girouex confessed to having sex with boys to supposedly rid them of their sexual urges. Girouex was charged with 60 counts of sexual exploitation.
Now it turns out, he'll serve no prison time.
Girouex pleaded guilty to sexual abuse in the third
A judge issued a 17-year prison sentence Wednesday, but then suspended it to allow Girouex to get sex offender treatment and probation. Girouex's probation will last five years -- the maximum allowed by law.
Girouex will also be under the supervision of the Iowa Department of Corrections for the rest of his life, as part of the state's special sentence for sex
Erin Girouex, the pastor's wife, said Thursday probation is not enough. She joined the victims to say they are frustrated. She also said victims of sexual misconduct should not be afraid to come forward, despite what happened in court.
Outrageous. How does the court even rationalize this?? Thoughts on this sentencing, Instincters?