The Council Bluffs, Iowa pastor that admitted to having sex with underage boys in an effort to help them “get rid of evil [gay] thoughts” will serve no time in prison, thanks to a judge that thought probation would better serve him.
Charged with 60 counts of “suspicion of sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist,” 31-year-old Brent Girouex’s story has recently reared its ugly head on political blogs despite being a year old. According to local CBS affiliate KCCI 8, a judge issued Girouex a 17-year-prison sentence for the rape of as many as eight underage boys in 2012, but later suspended the sentence to allow Girouex to seek “sex offender treatment” and remain on probation for five years.
Even though his accusers claimed to have been molested between 50-100 times by Girouex, he was released on a $30,000 bond in 2012.
KCCI reported that Girouex was married and had four children of his own. His wife wasn’t pleased with the judgement:
Erin Girouex, the pastor’s wife, said Thursday probation is not enough. She joined the victims to say they are frustrated. She also said victims of sexual misconduct should not be afraid to come forward, despite what happened in court.
She said it’s tough to know how her husband changed from the man he was when the couple married.
Changed? Ya don’t say…