November 05, 2005

'Pastor' gets 3 life terms for sex with kids


Web Posted: 11/05/2005 12:00 AM CST

Tom Bower
Express-News Staff Writer
The self-proclaimed pastor of the now-defunct Promised Land Church, Victor A. Icenogle, has been sentenced to three life terms in prison after he was convicted last week by a jury on three counts of sexual abuse of children.

Icenogle, 49, was sentenced by Senior District Judge Pat Priest after a hearing in which prosecutors Catherine Hayes and Todd Winslow put on evidence of two prior convictions for the same crime in Florida.

Icenogle will be allowed to serve the sentences concurrently and the earliest he would be eligible for parole is in 30 years, but upon parole he will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

The Promised Land Church operated out of a strip center at 547 W. Chavaneaux Road on the city's far South Side.

U.S. marshals arrested Icenogle on May 21, 2004, at a homeless shelter in Lake Charles, La., after San Antonio police sex crimes detectives asked for help in locating him.

Posted by kshaw at November 5, 2005 02:58 PM