March 18, 2006

Ex-youth leader guilty of sex abuse

Rcokford Register Star

ROCKFORD A former church youth leader was found guilty of aggravated criminal sexual abuse Friday morning.

Emos Parham, 53, now faces either probation or up to seven years in prison and will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

He was found not guilty of a second count of the same crime.

A longtime administrative assistant and youth leader at Saint Paul Church of God in Christ, 1001 Wigton Ave., Parham was arrested in July 2004 after the then-13-year-old victim told police he had been sexually abused by Parham.

Posted by kshaw at March 18, 2006 07:10 AM