Ex-church youth leader sentenced for debauching a minor

LINCOLN, NE (Associated Press) – A former youth leader has been given a year in jail for making sexual advances to a 12-year-old boy at a Lincoln church.

Lancaster County District Court records say 23-year-old Taylor Martin was sentenced Thursday. He’d pleaded no contest to debauching a minor.

Records say an arrest warrant says the boy told a therapist Martin had kissed him in a bathroom at First-Plymouth Church in 2017 and suggested more sexual activity. Police say the boy refused and left the bathroom.

A church minister says Martin left the church voluntarily after serving several years as a paid youth group leader.