March 17, 2005

Youth pastor pleads no contest to sexual abuse charge


ADRIAN, Mich. A youth pastor has pleaded no-contest to a charge of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a 14-year-old member of his church.

Phillip Troy Elliott entered the plea yesterday, a week before he was to go to trial in Lenawee County.

Elliott remains free on bond pending sentencing April-21st. A no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing purposes.

Posted by kshaw at March 17, 2005 05:23 PM