Former Pastor Pleads Guilty to Sex Charges

Sonny Layman
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- A former children's pastor at a Rockingham County church pleaded guilty Tuesday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.

Leonard "Sonny" Layman pleaded guilty to two felony counts of aggravated sexual battery and one felony count of taken indecent liberties with a child.

A judge sentenced him to four years in prison.

Layman was a youth pastor at Spring Creek Church of the Nazarene, but was removed from his duties when the allegations surfaced. Church leaders say the were not aware of the allegations until he was arrested.

The victims did not have a connection to the church.