Scott E. Murphy, ex-pastor of the Newark Heights Church of God, pled guilty yesterday in Licking County Ohio Common Pleas Court to four felony counts for engaging in unlawful sexual activity with a 15 year old female member of the church. Murphy was sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison and labeled a sex offender. His relationship with the girl included sexual activity inside the church. The case is similar to one our firm is currently handling and now pending in the Ohio Supreme Court on the issue of whether a child rape victim’s rights should be severely limited while those responsible for the rape have their rights protected under current Ohio law.

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