Pastor Sentenced For Child Molesting

LURAY, Va. (WHSV) -- A former Luray pastor who admitted to molesting a child will spend more than a half-decade behind bars.

A Page County judge sentenced 71-year-old James Richard Daley to six years in prison during a hearing in circuit court today.

Daley is the former pastor of Beth Eden Lutheran Church.

He pleaded guilty in June to six felony counts of aggravated sexual battery of a minor younger than 13.

Police say Daley and his wife, Margaret Daley, ran a day care out of their home. His wife is charged with misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She's scheduled for trial on Sept. 23.


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