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Former preacher sentenced to 15 years on molestation charges

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - A former preacher has been sentenced in Hernando, Mississippi, to 15 years in prison.

Douglas Eugene Parker pleaded guilty to sexually molesting two teenage girls. DeSoto County Circuit Judge Bobby Chamberlin sentenced the 40-year-old Byhalia man on Monday.

Parker once served as the victims' minister. He pleaded guilty on August 10th to one count of sexual assault and one count of fondling. Authorities say the incidents occurred in 2003 and 2004.

Prosecutors worked out a plea agreement in which Parker will serve 15 years in prison for the sexual battery on the first indictment and had 15 years suspended on the second child fondling count. Parker will also have to register as a sex offender upon release.

The victims, who were 14 and 15 at the time of the incidents, are related and Parker was a friend of the family.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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