The former pastor of a northwest Indiana megachurch on Wednesday was sentenced to 12 years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old parishioner.Last summer, Schaap, 55, was fired from First Baptist Church of Hammond, the 40,000-member congregation of which he had led for 11 years. District Judge Rudy Lozano told Schaap the sex crimes were serious in that they were "dealing with the treasures that are most important to us - our children," the Northwest Indiana Times reports.Below are more resources and tools to help you think about whether you have a healthy or an abusive relationship: PCADV's network of programs provides a comprehensive array of life-saving services for domestic violence victims and their children in all 67 counties of the Commonwealth.Services are provided without regard to age, race, creed, sex, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, handicap or religion.In letters written to the court, the girl said the former pastor "told me to confide in him, to trust him, and he made me feel safe and comfortable around him as a man of God. (Schaap) preyed on that trust and my vulnerability," the Chicago Sun-Times reports.Schaap's inappropriate relationship with the teen was reportedly discovered when a church deacon saw on Schaap's cellphone a picture of Schaap and the teenager kissing.Whether youre saving for retirement, living on a fixed income, or just looking for new ways to be smart about how you spend your money, consider the many ways that you can trim your entertainment budget and actually increase your fun. Gallery openings and art walks Attend art gallery openings, which usually include wine, hors doeuvres, and a chance to meet the artists and gallery owners.
Schaap and his wife Cindy, the daughter of a beloved former pastor, have been married for more than 30 years and have two children.
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