Former Prattville church employee indicted on sex abuse sentenced

Former Prattville church employee indicted on sex abuse sentenced
John Edgar Harris was sentenced to 13 months in the Autauga Metro Jail. (Source: Autauga Metro Jail)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A former Prattville church employee charged with sex abuse has been sentenced.

According to court documents, John Edgar Harris was convicted of second-degree assault. Harris, previously an employee at Glynwood Baptist Church, was indicted on first-degree sexual abuse, facilitating the travel of a child for an unlawful sex act, and enticing a child for immoral purposes.

The court dropped two of the charges and downgraded the sex abuse charge to second-degree assault after Harris pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to 13 months in the Autauga Metro Jail.

Harris, who was also fined $1,000, was given credit for time served.

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