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St. Paul Pastor Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Affair With 16-Year-Old

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A West St. Paul pastor was sentenced to five years in prison for having an affair with his 16-year-old parishioner, and even leaving the state with the juvenile to flee to Mexico.

Gustaro Resendiz Talabera was sentenced Tuesday for one felony count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

The charges said Talabera had left his wife with $3,000 in cash and was taking the 16-year-old from his church, who he said might have been pregnant, to Mexico.

Cell phone tracking located Talabera in Joliet, Ill., and the girl was taken into protective custody.

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