Former Pastor Sentenced For Gross Sexual Imposition

By
Bethany Venable

Dateline
Updated Fri, Jan 4, 2013 11:45 am

A former Logan youth pastor, who pleaded guilty to sex charges involving a 13-year-old congregant, is sentenced to serve six months in prison.

According to the Hocking County prosecutor's office, Travis Branstetter, 31, appeared in Hocking County Common Pleas court Friday.

Branstetter had pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted gross sexual imposition as part of a plea agreement.

He was an ordained minister who was the youth pastor for five years at the Church of the Nazarene in Logan.

He is required to register as a sex offender every 180 days for the next 15 years.

Branstetter is required to report to prison in February.

He is out on a continued bond and can appeal his sentence before his scheduled report date.

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