Former Plover youth pastor sentenced to 20 years in prison in child sexual assault case
PLOVER, Wis. (WSAW) - A 52-year-old former Plover youth pastor who pled guilty and was convicted of child sex crimes has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Jordan Huffman appeared in court on Tuesday where he was sentenced for two counts of repeated sexual assault of a child and was convicted as a result. He has also been sentenced to 20 years of extended supervision.
On June 23, he agreed to plead guilty to the two felony charges while six other charges were dismissed as part of a plea deal.
Court documents state the alleged victim said the crimes began in 2017 when the victim was 12 years old. Authorities were told Huffman was working as a youth pastor at Woodlands Church in Plover when he was contacted to mentor the victim. The incidents were reported by the alleged victim’s father in June. Court documents stated the assaults happened more than a dozen times over a two-year span.
The alleged victim stated that nothing sexual in nature had occurred at Woodlands Church, but that some assaults happened in Huffman’s office at his next place of employment, Forest Lakes District in Stevens Point.
A restitution order is expected to be filed by the state.
Correction: The initial article read that Huffman was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision. However, the charges he pled guilty to carried 10 years each.
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