Former New Albany pastor sentenced for child molest

Former New Albany pastor sentenced for child molest

By Gary Popp
News and Tribune

LOUISVILLE, KY (News and Tribune) - The former pastor of a New Albany church was sentenced Wednesday in a Louisville court to 15 years in prison for the sodomy of a child.

Isrom Johnson, 35, Louisville, was a pastor at Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church along Linden Avenue at the time of his arrest in December 2012.

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According to court records, Johnson committed three offenses of, "sodomy in the second degree by engaging in deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 years of age."

He was taken into custody by the Louisville Metro Police Department after he was indicted by a Jefferson County Grand Jury.

Johnson was charged with three counts of sodomy on a child in the second degree. Each of the offenses were related to the sexual abuse of the same child.

He was found guilty of those charges in a Jefferson County court in October.