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Pastor gets 15-year term for sexually assaulting 2 children

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A pastor who sexually assaulted two children for several years has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison. Josue Rodriguez won't be eligible for parole as part of the sentence handed down Thursday. The 62-year-old Jersey City man had pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault charges last August as part of a plea deal with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. Rodriguez was a pastor and religion teacher at Temple Refugio in Jersey City, and both victims were students in his religion classes. Prosecutors said one victim was abused between the ages of 6 and 9, while the other was between 8 and 15 years old when they were abused,

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