Molesting conviction gets former pastor 40 years

James J. Burton
Mug shot of James J. Burton provided by the Allen County Sheriff's Dept.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)   An Allen County judge sentenced James J. Burton to 40 years in prison for molesting a young girl who was a foster child in his care from 2009 to early 2012.  A jury convicted Burton on two counts of child molesting in February.

Burton was a pastor at the Greater Faith Baptist Church in Fort Wayne at the time of his arrest in 2013.

The girl is now 10-years-old.

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